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1&\)t i^ormalogue 

Qlass of 1929 

Normal School, North Adams 
MASSACHUSETTS 




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Contents; 



North Adams Normal School 

Foreword 

Dedication . 

Normalogue Staff 

The Faculty 

The Class of 1929 

In Memoriam 

Class Banquet 

Address of Welcome 

Address to the Juniors 

Ivy Chant 

Class History, 1928 

Class History, 1929 

The Prophecy 

Class Will 

( 'lass Song . 

Ivy Poem 

Ivy Oration 

Junior (Mass 

The Student Council 

The Dramatic Club 

Glee Club 

Reading Club 

Woman's Athletic Association 

The Girl Scouts Club 

The Current Events Club 

The Class Play 

Basketball . 

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NORTH ADAMS NORMAL SCHOOL 




TACONIC HALL 



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HE Class of 1929 has spent two happy and suc- 
cessful years at the North Adams Normal 
School. The days here have been full of ac- 
tivity, work, and pleasure. 

In future years, we shall visit, in our 
thoughts, our Alma Mater; and live again, in mem- 
ory, these joyous moments. 

That we may even more vividly recall the happpen- 
ings of our life as students at this Normal School, we 
publish this class product, our Xormalogue. May it 
bring happy memories to us all. 



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VERY graduate of the North Adams Normal 
School has a better and more intelligent un- 
derstanding of art and beauty at the time of 
her graduation than she had at her entrance. 
This finer view she owes to our instructor of 
art, Miss Pearson. 

From her we have gained a new knowledge of the 
things about us, and have been made to see them in a 
new light. We have been inspired to show the beauty 
of these things to children and to enable them to ex- 
press what they see. 

We have found in her a cheerful and helpful advisor 
in our class work and our extra-curricular activities. 
She has given willingly her time and the benefit of her 
experience. As we go out into the teaching field we 
shall keep her example always in mind and shall profit 
by it. For, she embodies all the necessary qualifica- 
tions of a successful teacher. 

So, it is with deep appreciation and sincere esteem, 
that we, the Class of 1929, dedicate this our Normal- 
ogue to Miss Mary A. Pearson. 



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Business Managers 
Edna Crompton 
Catherine O. Scott 

I 'irculation Editor 
Mary F. Ford 

Harriet A. Southwick 
Mae I. Meehan 



Miss Baright 



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Editor-in-Chief 
Catherine F. Dailey 



Associate Editors- 



Ear ult if Advisors 



Write-up Editors 
Cecile O. DeBlois 

Margaret MacLeod 

Joke Editor 

Gladys G. Si me 

Mildred T. Watson 
Gertrude E. Ryan 

Miss Pearson 



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MR. SMITH 

North Adams, Mass. 

Principal and Teacher of Psychology 

We, the Class of 19'2'J. can surely boast of having one of 
the best principals in the state — Mr. Smith. As a teacher, 
he has shown his great ability in making us absorb psy- 
chology like sponges. His unceasing supply of vivid ex- 
periences and illustrations has certainly given us mental 
images which still linger in our memory. As a principal, 
he has never failed to give us the best counsel for our future 
plans. His understanding and obliging nature have made 
him a true and lasting friend of 1929. 



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MR. ALBERT G. ELDRIDGE 

North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Geography, History, Civics, and 
Economics 

What delightful trips we have made with our Mr. El- 
dridgc! Shall \vc Seniors ever forget that exciting journey 
to Albany and those most enjoyable hikes up Greylock? 
We thank Mr. Eldridge for those trips and the many help- 
ful suggestions he gave to us. 

We had many friendly debates during our class on Eco- 
nomics where Mr. Eldridge always gave each one the right 
to express her own opinion. 

Because of his teachings we feel well equipped to enter 
our chosen profession. 





MR. CARPENTER 

North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Child Study, Penmanship, and 

Management 

Mr. Carpenter is one of the teachers whom few of us 
have had the pleasure of truly understanding. We, as 
Juniors, entered his awe-inspiring room in thirst of knowl- 
edge. We gained the knowledge and we also gained a very 
beneficial friend. We all remember Mr. Carpenter's 
willingness to help us out of our difficulties no matter where 
the trouble lay. Although Mr. Carpenter has left the 
school, we will always remember his keen wit and humor. 
The Class of 1929 extends to him its due thanks for his 
unfailing helpfulness. 



MR. ROGER HOLMES 

North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Child Study, Penmanship, and 

Management 

Ever ready to help! That's Mr. Holmes, Mr. Carpen- 
ter's successor. He is always a good sport, not only during 
our classes but also at our social functions. 

During our training period, we seldom missed his daily 
visit in which he gave his candid opinion of us, our fellow 
sufferer and victims. 

Mr. Holmes is a crackerjack at making snap judgments, 
and his advice to us has always been worth trying. 

We wish you much success in the Training School and 
hope that our "control and discipline" will be as effective, 
as yours. 




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MR. VENABLE 

North Adams, Mass. 
Teacher of Science and Zoology 

To Mr. Venahlc, we must hand a great deal of credit for 
guiding us safely through the deep channels of science. 
Indeed for the first few days we were in quite a fog but 
soon light began to dawn. It has taken untiring patience 
to teach us such a subject but somehow Mr. Venable's 
ready wit and obliging manner have helped us to study our 
lessons with pleasure. Mr. Venable is a never-to-be-for- 
gotten-friend of 1929. 



MISS BARIGHT 

Farmington, N. H. 

Teacher of Story Telling, Literature, Expression 

and Ethics 

As a teacher Miss Baright is a perfect success. Not 
only did we enjoy her classes but her many animated and 
entrancing stories thrilled us with delight. We could al- 
ways depend on her for help in our troublesome moments. 
Her friendly spirit and good humor have earned her many 
friends. For our success in the Senior Play we are greatly 
indebted to her untiring and patient efforts. Her sincere 
interest in the class of 1939 has made her an inspiration 
long to be cherished in our hearts. 





MISS SHOLES 

North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Handwork, Sanitation, Cooking and 

Sewing 

Shall we ever forget Miss Sholes. the patient, genial 
friend of every student at N. A. N. S.? Her ready and true 
friendliness has won her a place in everyone's heart. What 
one of us Seniors will not remember our sewing classes with 
Miss Sholes as our leader? Yes, the spirit of these classes 
will make them linger long in our memory. 

Your are our stanch friend. Miss Sholes, and the best 
wishes of the Class of '29 will always linger with you. 



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MISS PERRY 

North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Music and Arithmetic 

What we would have missed at N. A. N. S. if Miss Perry 
had not Keen here! We all love your music. Miss Perry, 
and you have helped us appreciate all good music. Willi 
your extraordinary gift as a teacher, you have inspired us 
and you have helped make our years at X. A. X. S. more 
pleasant. 





MISS ALICE OWENS 

North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Primary Reading, Language, Grammar, 

and Oral Composition 

Where did we look for a smiling face, forget our dignity 
and play the role of a child once more? Xo other place 
than in Miss Owens' room! Did not Miss Owens, herself, 
show us how a duck walks? 

To Miss Owens, the Seniors extend their best wishes, 
with the sincere hope that future Seniors will appreciate 
her services as much as we do. 



MR, THOMAS CUMMINGS 

North Adams, Mass. 
Teacher of Manual Training 

When we are in our rural school, with a group of hoys. 
it is our one hope that Mr. Cummings may make us a visit 
and discover how our discipline problem has been solved. 

We Seniors have tried hard to acquire skill in using the 
coping saw and other tools and are sure that Mr. Cum- 
mings' well directed efforts have not been in vain. 




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.MISS ELIZABETH JENKINS 

Xortli Adams, Mass. 

Supervisor of Extension Department, and Rural 

Demonstration Schools-, Teacher of Rural 

Education 

What thrilling classes we had with Miss Jenkins! How 
vividly she brought a rural schoolroom before us! We 
even know how to start a wood fire! After hearing her 
interesting experiences we are looking forward to a rural 
school. 

It is our wish that she may enjoy all the happiness possi- 
ble, and we shall anticipate with great pleasure the visit 
she will make us during the next year. 



MISS PORTER 

Needham, Mass. 

Teaeher of Hygiene Physical Education 

Although Miss Porter left us as Juniors, what one of us 
will ever forget her wonderful personality and winning 
smile? She has that "indefinable something" which 
made us feel we had accomplished something when she 
said so. That she had many friends was proved by the 
fact that her office was always filled with girls seeking aid 
and advice. We had great sorrow when she left us, but 
also a great gladness for having known her. The class of 
1929 wishes her the best of luck in the new work she has 
undertaken. 





MISS WESTON 

Medford, Mass. 
Teacher of Hygiene and Physical Education 

Miss Weston entered the doors of X. A. X. S. in Septem- 
ber, 1928 and immediately she bOcame a true friend to both 
the senior and junior classes. We elected her as our class 
advisor and her wijlingness has helped the senior class over 
the stormy ocean and into a safe harbor. Who will forget 
the basketball games, with Miss Weston's cheery voice 
crying — "Junior out — Center!" 

The best wishes of both classes at X. A. X. S. are left 
with you, Miss Weston. 



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MISS BISHOP 

Willimantic, Conn. 

Teacher of Kindergarten Theory 

The girls in the primary section have had an unusual 
opportunity to become acquainted with one of our most 
conscientious and efficient training teachers. We are 
sure that the girls in the upper sections have missed a great 
deal of advice and friendship from a very sympathetic 
and understanding personality. 





MISS DONELSON 

Colrain, Mass. 

Librarian 

As we entered the library at N. A. X. S. we were always 
sure to be greeted with a pleasant smile from Miss Donel- 
son. Although we had her as a teacher for only a very 
short while, we will never forget how she was never too 
busy to help us find material on any subject. It is with 
regret we leave Miss Donelson and we are certain that when 
ever we think of the library it will be with the most pleasant 
memories. 



MISS FERGUSON 

North Adams, Mass. 
Secretary 

A quick, light step and we know Miss Ferguson is ap- 
proaching. Surely no student at X. A. X. S. can think of 
Miss Ferguson without thinking of the kindness and will- 
ingness that are shown in her every act. This could be 
proven by a glimpse of her office, which is always filled 
with students desiring aid. 

Good -luck, Miss Ferguson-Xever-to-be-forgotten friend 
of this Senior Class. 




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MISS ALLYN 

Holyoke, Mass. 

Secretary of Extension Department 

Miss Allyn has been a true friend to all of us. We al- 
ways found her busy and yet. always willing to help us at 
all times. We are very glad that we found you at X. A. 
X. S. Miss Allyn. You helped a great deal in making us 
happy here. 



MRS. VAN ETTEX 

North Adams, Mass. 

Matron of Taconic Hall 

We've all heard that the younger generation needs a 
guiding hand at X. A. X. S. This guiding hand was sup- 
plied by Mrs. Van Etten. As juniors, we received her 
warm and cheerful welcome to Taconic Hall. Wouldn't 
we have died from homesickness if she hadn't helped us in 
so many different ways? 

Her kindness and ready sympathy have certainly made 
her a mother to every senior at X. A. X. S. 

Mrs. Van Etten's charming ways cause her to fill a dear 
place in our hearts and we wish her every joy. 





EULALIA FRAGA 

New Bedford, Mass. 

Assistant Matron of Taconic Hall 

A flashing smile, an infectious laugh, a keen wit — could 
they be combined in anyone but "Lolly?' - How glad we 
were last September when we found "Lolly" back at X. A. 
X. S. where she proved to be a true pal to us all. Always 
gay and jolly, her pleasing personality has gained many 
friends for her at X. A. X. S. 



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®f)e Class of 1929 

Clan* Colore 

Red and White 

School Colore 

Golden Yellow 

Class jfllotto 

Simplicity, Sincerity, and Service 

Class jflotoer 

American Beauty Rose 



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RUTH HARRIET BARNES 
"Barney" "Rufus" 

North Adams, Mass. 

"Wittier than the day is long." 

Have you heard the latest joke? Ask "Harney." She gave us 
many good pointers on "parks" and "parking" in Economics class 
too. How about it, "Barney?" Not only that, she combines 
humor with intelligence and writes poetry. Keep up the good work, 
"Rufus!" 

Axis Staff (2), \Y. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (2), Orchestra (1), 
Assembly (1), Chairman (2), Ivy Chant. 



HELENE AGNES BARRETT 

"Helene" 

North Adams, Mass. 

Most businesslike 
"My books- and heart 
Must never part." 

Hut that isn't enough for Helene. You should hear her sing! 
She has been a joy and a help to the Glee Club for two years. A 
musical gathering just isn't complete without her. That alto voice 
is bound to bring only success. 

Axis Staff (2). W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (1) (2), Dramatic 
Club (1) (2), Finance, Chairman (2), Senior Play, Class Will. 



HAZEL JUNE BELLIVEAU 

"Hazel June" 
Worcester, Mass. 

"Her step is music, her voice is song" 

Another one of our song birds. This one however, had another 
accomplishment in her melodic giggle. Not once, but many times, 
has Miss Owens stopped a language class so "Hazel June" could 
indulge her mirth. She's one of us who'll never miss a joke. Carry 
on, Hazel! 

Student Council, House Council President, (2), W. A. A. (1) (2), 
Glee Club (1) (2), Current Events Club. 



DORIS ELIZABETH BURNETT 

"Dot" 

Adams, Mass. 

"In everything we plan to do, 
She's n good sport through and through." 

Anybody who has ridden on the trolley car with "Dot" knows 
that the above quotation fits like a glove. Even when umbrellas 
descend on knuckles with a none too gentle smack. Eh, "Dot?" 
She's a fine young army captain, too. Attention to Captain Little! ! 

Axis Staff (2), W. A. A. (1) (2), Treasurer, Glee Club (2), Dra- 
matic Club (1) (2), Finance Committee, Senior Play. 



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MARGARET LORETTA CARLTON 

"Peg" "Peggy" 
North Adams, Mass. 

"Actions speak louder than words." 

"Have you all your dances yet?" When you hear this you're 
sure to find "Peg" is near. Then you see a smiling, winsome girl 
with dark hair and flashing eyes. She's a good student too. — A most 
necessary quality for a successful teacher as we've so often been told. 

Dramatic Club (1), Secretary (2). 



DOROTHY ISABEL CHALMERS 

"Dot" 
Adams, Mass. 

"One who pursues her own eourse and bathers na one." 

Another Adamsite! Some of you may call "Dot" "quiet" and 
"retiring," but we who know her can tell you that she's one of life's 
surprises. Did you ever watch her on a dance floor? There's only 
one dark, mysterious side of her that we can't penetrate: — where 
the world does she get all her pictures? 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (1) (2). 



DOROTHY CHAMBERLIN 

"Dot" "Dee" 
Springfield, Mass. 

" Her talk is like a sunny stream, 
Always happy. 
Always laughing'." 



Sunny hair and a sunny smile seem to belong together, 
has shown us the best of each during our career at N. A. N 
good humor is contagious, as we a 
be dreary! 

House Council, W. A. A., Glee 
Publicity Committee. 



"Dot" 

S. If 

believe, no pupil of Dot's will ever 

Club, Girl Scouts President, 



SARA ELIZABETH CLARKE 

"Sally" 
Sunderland, Mass. 

"The only way to make a friend is to be one." 

"Sally" lives up to this motto and finds that it works. She is 
ever ready and willing, especially as our little waitress. Our school 
days have often been enlivened by her cheery wit and good nature. 
We hope she gets a rural school. Best wishes! 

Axis Stafr, W. A. A., Dramatic Club (1) (2), Point Committee, 
Chairman (2). 



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LILLIAN ALICE CLEMINSON 

"Lil" 
Adams, Mass. 

Quietest 
"Quality, not quantity." 

Our Lillian is not very big, in fact, she is quite small. Rut that 
doesn't mean anything, does it, "Lil?" You ought to see her eat 
down in the lunch room! We don't believe she'd want us to say this, 
but it's confidential anyway — she's always mistaking her high school 
sister's lunch for hers. Better take a course in memory training, 
"Lil!" 

\V. A. A.. Glee Club. 



MARGARET CLIFFE 

"Peg" 

Adams, Mass. 

Most daring 
"Happy am I, from care I'm free. 
Why can't they all be content like me?" 

"This is the joke" was a favorite and welcomed phrase (or shall 
we say sentence?) with "Peg." No wonder Mr. Smith had to come 
in to remind us that some people wanted to study. We'll wager they 
wouldn't if "Peg" had been around. Xuff said! 

Axis Staff, Glee Club (1), Secretary (2), Treasurer, Current 
Events Club (2), Class Basketball (1). 



MARGARET ANN PATRICIA COFFEY 

"Peg" 

Westfield, Mass. 

",4 woman's crowning glory in her hair." 

At any of the man dances might be heard, "Who is the girl with 
the blonde hair?" — Our "Peg," of course. And not only on the 
dance floor does she shine. A basketball team is never complete 
without her as jumping center. Her reach is as long as her full name. 
No offense, "Peg." 

Student Council (1), House Council (2), W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee 
Club (2), Dramatic Club (2), Travel Club (1), Class Basketball 
(1) (2). 



CATHERINE GRACE COSTELLO 

"Betty" 

Springfield, Mass. 

Most carefree 
"Oh, how I do lore a carefree life'." 

"Betty" always said the wrong thing at the right time. A great 
many days we might have been blue had it not been for a burst of 
Betty's laughter ringing through the balls. We wish her success — 
w-e wish her many things, but never that she lose the gaiety and good 
sportsmanship she now possesses. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Fire Chief (2), Travel Club (1), Girl Scouts (2). 



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EDNA CROMPTON 

"Ed" "Eddie" 
New Bedford, Mass. 

"Never idle a moment, but thrifty and thoughtful of others." 

Edna is one of those rare mortals who is satisfied in developing 
her intellect and dispenses with the frivolities of life. Never is 
"Ed" so happy as when she is with a book. Conscientious, exact in 
all her dealings, and a sincere friend to all, — that's "Ed." 

Normalogue Staff, W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (2), Reading Club, 
Secretary (1), Treasurer (2), Travel Club (1), Finance Committee 
(2), Publicity Committee (2), Red Cross Committee (1). 



CATHERINE FRANCES DAILEY 

"Kay" 

North Adams, Mass. 

Most Loyal 

"She is, but ivords fail to tell thee what. 

Think what a girl should be — she is that." 

"Kay" is the little miss with "the smile that won't come off." 
And the dimples! If "Kay" could only share the secret of "How to 
get and keep dimples!" We all like to have Kay around. Why? 
Well, just because she's "Kay." She's right there too when it 
comes to showing class spirit. Decorating or yelling at basketball 
games — you're sure to find our "Kay." We'll never forget you, 
Catherine. 

Class Secretary (1), Editor-in-Chief, Normalogue, W. A. A. (1) 
(2), Publicity Committee (2), Dramatic Club (1), President (2). 

CECILE DE BLOIS 

"Cis" 
Adams, Mass. 

"The joy of youth and health her eyes displayed, 
And ease of heart her every look conveyed." 

Cecil is the personification of good humor. In looking for the 
life of the party, of the classroom, or of the lunch room, our attention 
will be caught by Cecile. We are held by that friendly smile and 
sunny cheerfulness which radiates from her charming personality. 
So when in gloom, go to Cecile for a prescription of sunshine, sym- 
pathy and help. 

Axis Staff, Normalogue Staff, W. A. A. (1) (2), Travel Club, 
Vice-President, Basketball (1) (2), Publicity Committee (2). 



HELEN KATHERINE DE ROCHE 

"Dollface" 
Athol, Mass. 

"Light of heart and bright of face, 
The daughter of a merry race." 

Athletic, charming, brilliant, and carefree are the adjectives best 
suited to our Helen from Athol. She is always ready for fun or work 
and enters into either with zest and energy. "Dollface" is sure to 
succeed whether at teaching or at parties at Norwich. 

Class Treasurer (1) (2), W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (1) (2). 
Dramatic Club (2), Social Committee (1) (2), Class Basketball (1) (2), 



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.MURIEL LEONA EMERY 

"Muriel" 

Wakefield, Mass. 

As Glee Club President. Muriel has held one of the most im- 
portant offices in the school, and she has fulfilled her duties well. 
We can always count on Muriel for cool, calm decisions and a friendly 
interest in everyone. The best thing we can wish for you. Muriel, 
is that you retain your calmness through life. May it bring you luck 
and success. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (1), President (2), Girl Scouts, Sec- 
tary-Treasurer (1), Social Committee (1). 



MILDRED RUTH FERGUSON 
"Mil" 

Adams, Mass. 

Cutest 
"A sunny disposition is her treasure.'' 

"Milly" is another one of the Adamsites who brightened up the 
lunch room at noon hour. She's a cheerful girl, is "Mil!" Re- 
member the time she cut her own hair!' And when she sat up on 
the ladder with Dot? No, "Milly," we can never forget the fun and 
frolics we had with vou at dear old N. A. X. S. Never! 

Axis Staff (2), W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (1) (2), Dramatic Club 
(1) (2), Chairman, Publicity Committee (2), Basketball (1) (2), 
Class Prophecy. 



KATHERIXE MARY FINN 

"Kay" 

Northampton, Mass. 

Most Helpful to School 
"A friend in need, is a friend indeed." 

From the moment she answered to the first roll call, we have ap- 
preciated Kay's friendly spirit. Her radiant smile, faithfulness, and 
willingness have cleared up many a grey sky. We feel sure her de- 
pendable character, sense of fairness, and happy personality will 
make for her success through the coming vears. 

President Student Council (2), W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (1) (2), 
Girl Scouts, Vice-President (1), Ivy Oration. 



THELMA GERTRUDE FLAGG 

"Thelma" 

Turners Falls, Mass. 

" Ready for any path you take, 
Jolly and able and wide awake." 

Thelma may well be placed side by side with Katherine . Never, 
in our two years at Normal, has Thelma refused a helping hand. 
Never, either, has she neglected the least opportunity to join in fun. 
Most of the time she makes the opportunity. Good luck! 

House Council (1), Axis Staff (2), W. A. A., Dramatic Club (1), 
Vice-President (2), Senior Play. 



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MARY FRANCES FORD 

"Mel" 

North Adams, Mass. 
" How lady-like, how queen-like she appears." 

Eagerly willing to do her share in school affairs, Mary has been 
identified with a Dumber of activities. She takes everything in the 
right spirit, and she will gain much in her future with that attitude. 
May happiness and success attend our Mary's future. 

Vice-President, Student Council (4), Normalogue Staff, W. A. A. 
(1) (2), Orchestra (1), Class Basketball (1). 



MARY THERESE GAMAR1 

"Therese" 

North Adams, Mass. 

"/ /((ire (( daily beauty in my life." 

We shall never forget "Theresa," the miss with wavy and much- 
envied hair. She's proved a friend indeed, always ready to offer a 
helping hand. "Theresa" also has the unusual ability of bringing 
before us vivid word pictures of the beauties of nature. That's a 
worth while amibition, Therese. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Reading Club (1). 



BESSIE GARBOSE 

"Bess" 

Athol, Mass. 

"She's not <i </irl you would often hear; 
We've found her trustworthy, studious, sincere." 

Does this quotation fit Bessie? You bet! She's even more than 
it implies. All who know Bessie love her for her good nature and 
ability to see and join in fun. She has a lot of pluck too. The 
basketball team knows that. The class of 1929 is proud of you, 
Bessie. 

W. A. A. (1) Treasurer (2), Glee Club (2), Reading Club (1), 
Girl Scouts, Treasurer (1). 



RUTH MARGUERITE GENNETT 

"Precious" 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Jolliest, Wittiest, Best Disposition, Most Popular 
"Haste thee, Nymph, and briny with thee. 
Jest, and youthful Jollity." 

Dame Fortune smiled on us the day she sent Ruth to N. A. N. S. 
and mere words are inadequate to express our gratefulness. As 
president of our class, Ruth's work was unrivalled; as a pianist, her 
music was unsurpassed; and last, but not least, her sincerity, as a 
friend will always remain a "precious" memory. 

Class President (1) (2), Student Council (1) (2), W. A. A. (1) (2), 
Glee Club (2), Dramatic Club (2), Orchestra (1), Class Plav, Class 
Day Speaker (1) (2). 



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GENIE ETHELYN GLEASOX 
Gene 
Orange, Mass. 

"J list to be helpful, just to be true. 
Just to be glad the whole day thru." 

Not only have we at the Normal School recognized Gene's worth, 
— the pupils she had at Mark Hopkins love her as much as we do. 
"Genie" has an attractive personality, which will carry her a long 
wav. Our best wishes, "Gene." 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Reading Club (2), Girl Scouts (1), Treasurer (2). 



EDITH MILDRED GRANGE 

"Mil" 
Easthampton, Mass. 

"We love her smile; we love her style." 

Any of us could recommend Edith for a cheerful, enjoyable per- 
sonality. Any community ought to be pleased to get her for their 
teacher. We're sure the children will be. If our hearty interest in 
your future will help any, they're yours, "Mil." 
Glee Club. 



ELEANOR LADD GRANT 

"Eleanor" 

Sunderland, Mass. 

Most Industrious 

"Self -reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. 

These three alone lead to sovereign power." 

We have not all been gifted with the power to do work as thor- 
oughly and as precisely as Eleanor. Along with this she always has 
time for a witty word and a cheery smile. We sure enjoyed her in 
"Ec" class. If anyone in the class succeeds, it's sure to be Eleanor. 

Secretary Student Council (2), W. A. A. (1), (2), Glee Club (1), 
Class Day Speaker. 



ANNA RUTH GRODEN 

"Anne" 
Worcester, Mass. 

" Here's to Anne, every one's pal. 
She's not very big; but oh what a gal." 

Anne is one of the athletic stars of the class of '29. The pep. 
vigor, and vim she displayed on the basketball floor is sure to make 
her teaching career a success. You're a great sport, "Anne" and we 
don't mean maybe! 

Student Council, President W. A. A. (2), Glee Club, Class Basket- 
ball (1) (2). 



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ELSIE C. HALONEN 

"Elsie" 

Quincy, Mass. 

X oat est 
" Her hriirl is like a garden fair 
Where many pleasant blossoms grow." 

If Elsie is a sample of the type of girl Quincy produces, X. A. X. S. 
will welcome gladly any girl from that city. Elsie's love for poetry 
and good literature, her high ideals, and good nature are a sure stake 
for her future. Success. Elsie! 

W. A. A. (1) (-2), Dramatic Club (1) (2), Social Committee, Chair- 
man, Basketball (1) (2). 



MABELLE ELLEN HICKS 

"Mabelle" 
North Adams, Mass. 

"/ have spoken, let be what is." 

Mabelle's opinions on school subjects and out-of-school subjects 
were always worth hearing. The best part of her opinions is the 
good-natured way in which she changes them, after being convinced 
by friendly discussions. Moreover, wherever Mabelle is, there's 
sure to be fun. What better could be said of anyone? 

W. A. A. (1) (2). 



MARIEN G. JORDAN 

"Marien" 
Wakefield, Mass. 

"Bom for success she seemed, 
With grace to win, with heart to hold, 
With shining gifts that took all eyes." 

Coming to us from the wilds of Wakefield, Marien easily captured 
all our hearts. She's a good student, fond of sports and makes a 
specialty of dancing. Her weaknesses are her fondness for Great 
Harrington and her passion for moonlight walks. However, we all 
know her eyes aren't weak! We hope you stick to teaching, "Mare." 

Vice-President, Class (1) (2), W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (1) (2), 
Basketball (2). 



GLADYS ELIZABETH KANE 

"Glad" 

Great Barrington, Mass. 

Liveliest, Best Athlete 

"0 mischief, thou are swift to enter." 

If ever you need an antidote for depression, call on "Glad."' 
She's a whizz for energy too. You've missed a lot if you've never 
seen her "shoot baskets." If she teaches the way she plays — ! 
Mav Ladv Luck attend you wherever vou chance to roam, Glady. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Eramingham Conference (1). Glee Club (1) (2), 
Dramatic Club (1) (2), Basketball (1) (2), Class Play, Class Day- 
Speaker (1) (2). 



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MARGARET IRENE KARREY 

"Marg" 
North Adams, Mass. 

"Worry anil I have never mil." 

Now that we are leaving Normal School and our faculty, we can 
at last explain why such roars of laughter break out whenever 
"Marg" is called upon to recite. Oh, Faculty, if you only had eyes 
in the back of your heads! If "Marg" ever loses her job as teacher 
we're sure she can get one as a facial controtionist. You've given us 
many a happy moment, "Peg" and we'll miss you when you're gone. 

Vice-President, Class (1), Basketball (1). 



BEATRICE E. KILEY 
"Bea" 

Millers Falls, Mass. 

"A .sunny disposition is her treasure." 

"To Bee or not to Bea" — but that isn't the question now. We 
all have had moments of jealousy for Bea's hair and freckles. There's 
not a student in the class of '29 who is not the better for her contact 
with our "Bea." Best wishes go with you, "Curly." 

W. A. A. (1) (2). 



STELLA HELEN KORCHINSKI 

"Stella" 
Greenfield, Mass. 

"To know her well, is to like her better." 

Stella is another one of our blondes. "Silence is golden" is her 
motto. We wish we were more like her, for don't all teachers talk 
too much? We spose they can't help it, being women. "Stell" 
though is the exception our class offers. May you succeed. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Girl Scouts, Secretary (2). 



MARGUERITE CLARA MARY KRAMER 

"Peg" "Peggy" 

Springfield, Mass. 

"/ have a heart with room for every joy." 

Peg, with her winning smile and cheery voice has certainly done 
her bit to make N. A. N. S. a better and happier place. May you 
ever walk on the bright and sunny side of life "Peggy." We sincerely 
hope nothing will ever darken it. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club (1) (2), Girl Scouts (1) (2), Social 
Committee (2), Senior Play. 



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MARY THERESA MacDONALD 

"Mary Mac" 

Westfield, Mass. 

"Victory belongs to the most persevering." 

If goodness of heart and unaffected love of comrades count in our 
profession, "Mary" will surely head the list. When her ship comes 
in. it won't be through mere luck, — Mary always makes sure of her 
goal by hard work. We're glad you came to Normal during our stay 
there, "Mare." 

Axil Staff, W. A. A. (1) (2), Travel Club (1), Girl Scouts. 



MARGARET MacDONALD MacLEOD 

"Margaret" 
Amherst, Mass. 

"With countenance demure and modest grace." 

Margaret's Scotch ancestry has surely endowed her with every 
gift for a successful life. If that is the reason for her many qualities, 
we wish more of us could boast of Scotland's glory. You can't do 
better than follow your worthy forefathers' ideals, Margaret. 

Class Secretarv, Axis Staff. Normalogue Staff, W. A. A. (1), 
Glee Club (1) (2),' Reading Club (1) (2), Current Events Club (2). 



KATHERINE MARY MALEY 

"Kay" 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

"Genteel in personage 
Conduct and equipage, 
Noble by heritage 
Generous and free." 

"Kay" can always be depended upon to furnish something novel 
and worth while. \\'e hope novel and worth while activity will be 
her motto next vear. Here's luck to vou "Kay." 

\V. A. A. (1) '(2), Glee Club (1) (2), Reading Club (1), President (2). 



FLORENCE ELIZABETH MEACHAM 

"Flossie" 
Springfield, Mass. 

Most Dignified, Most Ladylike 
"A maiden modest and self- possessed, youthful, beautiful, and 
stylishly dressed." 

A shy smile, a gentle voice, and a ready sense of humor — these are 
the most distinctive characteristics of Florence. It was our Florence 
who guided the destines of The Axis through a most successful year. 
Indeed she is a valuable member of our class. 

Student Council, Axis, Editor-in-Chief, Reading Club (1). 



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MAE IRENE MEEHAN 

"Memaehan" 
Leeds, Mass. 

Most Sympathetic, Best All Hound Girl, Best Friend, Most Willing 

"Steadfast, loyal, tried and true, 

Our best wishes go with you." 

No introduction is needed to our "Mae." Everyone knows her 
as the girl who is ever ready and ever willing to lend a helping hand. 
Most of us have heard of Eagle Scouts, hut few of us had really met 
one until we knew Mae. She has given much to our Normal School 
because of this interest in Girl Scouts and because of her athletic 
ability. Because of her sweet personality, and generous spirit Mae 
is loved by all. 

Student Council, Student Council Conference. Normalogue Staff, 
W. A. A. (1) (2), Current Events Club, Secretary. 

GENEVIEVE ROSE MERCIER 

"Gene" 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

"Quiet and thoughtful, dependable too, 

Give her a task, she will see it through." 

Who does not know the quiet, winsome little miss called Gene- 
vieve? Quiet and studious, she always has her work done. Withal, 
she is a happy, cheerful little person, and we all love her. The best 
of luck to you, Genevieve, wherever the path of destiny mey lead 
you. 

Orchestra (1), W. A. A. (1) (2). 



EDITH MAE MOTTRAM 

"Edith Mae" 
Easthampton, Mass. 

Daintiest 
"The sweetest looking, sweetest tempered girl, eyes erer saw." 

The sweetest looking? No one in the class of '29 needs to be told 
how dainty and attractive Edith appears at all times. The sweetest 
tempered? Because of her pleasant disposition, she is loved by all. 
This is not all either, for she has a charming voice, is a lovely little 
dancer, a fine athlete, and a good student. 

House Council (1). Axis Staff, W. A. A. (2), Glee Club (2), Social 
Committee, Senior Play, Basketball (2). 



IRENE FOSTER MOULTON 

"Renie" 
Northampton, Mass. 

"Little deeds of kindness, little words of lore. 
Help to make earth happy like the heaven above." 

This surely is a happy world when Renie is with us. Brighter is 
the day, after we have been greeted by her cheery smile in the supply 
room. Always willing and with a warm heart she undertakes any 
task that is to be done. After all you have done for us here at N. A. 
N. S. we are sure that you will be successful in the future. 

Fire Captain. 



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HAZEL MARTHA NEIDEL 

Basthampton, Mass. 

"The results proclaim the worker." 

They say good things come in small packages and this is surely 

true about Hazel. She is one of our smallest girls but one of our 
biggest workers. We can always depend on Hazel for work and fun 
too. We hope her pupils also will find this true. 
Glee Club, Reading Club. Secretary. 



AGNES MARIE ODELL 
"Babe" 

Adams, Mass. 

"A stately maid of many graces." 

Just another "Adamsite." "Habe" is one of the best natured 
girls in our elass, and one whom we shall certainly miss in the years to 
come. We have never heard of a time when "She" was not willing 
to help another classmate. "Babes" cheerfulness and helpfulness 
are assets which we all strive to possess. We have heard people say, 
"Good things come in small packages," but Agnes has proved that 
there is an exception to the rule. 

W. A. A. (1) (2). 



HELEN ROSE O'GARA 

South Hadley, Mass. 

"Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, 
And trust accomplishes no victories without it." 

Helen is one of those members of a school who can be termed a 
"student," and whatever task she undertakes is well accomplished. 
We all should be proud of her debating ability, which has been so 
well proven to us. She is one who is a friend to all. May happiness 
and good luck go with you hand in hand. 

W. A. A.. Current Events Club, Class Will. 



KATHERINE WINIFRED O'NEIL 

"Winnie'; 

North Adams, Mass. 

"Of no man's presence feels afraid. 
At no man's questions looks dismayed." 

"Winnie" believes in being frank, and speaking her mind. Al- 
though she expresses her opinions plainly they usually boast of much 
originality. We have enjoyed "Winnie's" presence throughout our 
Normal School career, and hope to hear much about her in the future. 

Axis Staff, W. A. A. Point Secretary (1). 



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GERTRUDE AGNES OSCHMAN 

"Gert" 
Great Barrington, Mass. 

"There are few women whose charm survives their beauty." 

Among our classmates is one who by her sweet charming manner 
has everlastingly won her way into our hearts. "Cert's" ever ready 
smile is always in evidence. Added to the honor of being the first 
to get the point of a joke, she is one of the few reasons why Great 
Harrington boys are so numerous at our dances. 

House Council, Secretary (2), Axis Staff, \Y. A. A. 



AGNES MARY PATTERSON 

"Patsy" "Ag" 

North Adams, Mass. 

Most Attractive 
"Jt'.i nice to be natural if you're naturally nice." 

Of course "Ag" is nice, and one of '29's best workers. No matter 
what the task may be, she meets it with the smile that characterizes 
our "Patsy." She is a true friend of our class and of N. A. X. S. 

Axis Staff, W. A. A. Vice-President (2), Dramatic Club, Social 
Committee (2), Publicity Committee (1). 



SUSAN PETCEN 

"Sue" 
Hatfield, Mass. 

"Smile and the world smiles with you." 

"Sue" certainly believes in this maxim, for her flashing smile is 
known to every one with whom she comes in contact. That sunny 
face, and merry smile has brought happiness to many who tread the 
halls of N. A. X. S. However, "Sue" can do more than smile, and 
she has proven this to us bv her good plaving in basketball. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Girl Scouts, Fire Captain (1). 



LUCIE GRACE PRITCHARD 

"Pooch" 

Lanesboro, Mass. 

Frankest 

"Ever generous in deed 
And thoughtful to others." 

Lucie is a clever, efficient, determined worker. If she undertakes 
anything you may be sure she will successfully carry it through to the 
end. Moreover, she is alwavs readv to lend a helping hand. 

Axis Staff, \Y. A. A., Rea'ding Club, Travel Club, Publicity Com- 
mittee. 



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ANTOINETTE MARIE RUBERTO 

"Tony" 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

"Who is it that laughed? 

Why Antoinette of course! who else'?" 

Tony is the girl with t lie hearty laugh. What will Taconic Hall 
do without "Tony's" cheerful laugh resounding through its halls? 
However "Tony" has tiot spent all of her time laughing, but she has 
been a most earnest worker. She has shown her loyalty to N. A. X. S. 
in many ways, one of which was playing on the class basketball team. 

\Y. A. A., Heading Club, Current Events, Girl Scouts (2), Basket 
ball. 



GERTRUDE EVELYN RYAN 

"Gert" 
East Lee, Mass. 

"Beware of quiet girls, they spring surprises." 

"Cert" is one of the reasons why X. A. X. S. is always sunny, 
inside at least. She always has a smile, and in her quiet manner she 
will do big things we know. Can one say "Gert" Ryan, and not say 
"Peg" Kramer, — after that most naturally "Glad" Kane, and "Gert" 
Oschman? Presto! — we have the "Four Musketeers." 

House Council (1) (2), W. A. A., Normalogue Staff. 



MARGERY KATRINA SANDS 

"Margie" 
Adams, Mass. 

"Industrious, friendly and hind, 
A girl with a sensible mind." 

Her smile wins her many friends. She is active, alert, and ready 
to help whenever needed. One of the Adams crowd, who helps to 
make the journey to school every day a happy one. We know 
"Margie" will make a good teacher. 

Axis Staff, W. A. A., Glee Club, Dramatic Club. 



ALICE EMMA SCHOLZ 

"Al" 
Adams, Mass. 

"She's not a girl you would often hear. 
We've found her studious, trustworthy, sincere." 

Alice is one of our quiet girls whom we all like very much. Even 
though she is quiet we have found her to be a fine sport. All of us 
wish you the best of luck in your career. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Current Events Club, Finance Committee (1). 



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MABEL MARGUERITE SCHORGE 

Adams, Mass. 

"A disposition to happiness had she." 

Mabel is known to us for her happy-go-lucky disposition, which 
makes many friends for her. A flashing smile, a rippling laugh, and 
keen wit, are all a part of our Mabel. Ask any Normal girl! 

W. A. A., Glee Club. 



CATHERINE ORR SCOTT 
"Scotty" "Cath" 

Adams, Mass. 
Most Cheerful 
"A cheerful smile, kindly eyes. 
Lore for all within her lies." 

Everyone loves and admires our friendly Catherine from Adams. 
Her smiling face, curly hair, and sparkling eyes, have brightened 
many a classroom. During our Junior year she was an efficient as- 
sistant in our library. In many ways has Catherine shown herself to 
be an all around good sport. 

Axis Staff, Normalogue Staff, W. A. A. (1) (2), Secretary (2), 
Glee Club, Girl Scouts. Class Play, Chairman of Lunchroom. 



MARY AGNES SHEEHAN 
"Mae" 

Greenfield, Mass. 

"Thy so true 
So faithful, lore unequaled." 

Our happiness at Normal has been multiplied manifold by the 
radiant countenance of "Mae." A loyal, staunch, friend, with al- 
ways a ready smile and a friendly glance. It has been good to know 
you "Mae," and we hope you may always play "The Good Samari- 
tan" thru life as you have here. 

W. A. A., Reading Club, Current Events, Girl Scouts. 



GLADYS GWENDOLYN SIME 

"Simie" 

Adams, Mass. 

" Happy as the day is long." 

Is this not an appropriate quotation for Gladys? No belter 
could be found. Gladys with her unending supply of jokes and 
subtle humor has provided much laughter and merriment for those 
who know her. May she always be as gay and merry. 

Axis Staff, Normalogue Staff, Glee Club, Current Events Club. 



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HARRIET AURELIA SOUTHWICK 

"Harry" 

East I aii 11, Mass. 

"Zealous, yet modest, innocent though free. 
Patient of toil', serene amidst alarms 

Inflexible in faith; invincible in (inns." 

Harriet is quiet and well poised. She always stands up for her 
own opinion, and fights to the end. She is a steady capable student 
and is well liked by her friends at N. A. N. S. 

House Council (2), Normalogue Staff, W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club 
(1) (2), Current Events Club. 



MARIE SOUZA 

New Bedford, Mass. 
Class Haby 

"Fete are those gifted in main/ things." 

All the girls who have known Marie at \. A. X. S. will remember 
her as the daintiest, smallest girl at Taconic Hall. She was of serious 
mien but at times unexpectedly bubbled over with humor. She was 
of athletic ability, and as she was of a studious nature, completed 
every task which she undertook. 

Axis Staff, W. A. A., Current Events Club, Travel Club, Treas- 
urer, Senior Play, Class Prophecy. 



MARY ANNA SWOCHAK 

"Bobby" 

Southwick, Mass. 

"She iikii/ be quiet but I have my doubts." 

Fun and mischief lurk in the eyes of this seemingly quiet girl, es- 
pecially when Marie is around; and who has ever seen "Bobby" with- 
out Marie? Bobby may be quiet but she has proved herself a good 
sport and a faithful friend. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Travel Club, Girl Scouts (2). 



NOEMI ADELAIDE TADIELLO 

"Nan" 
North Adams, Mass. 

".I miniature of loveliness, all grace 
Summed up and closed in little." 

"Nan's" smile has won its way through X. A. X. S. 'Tis a 
perrenial gloom chaser. Her light-heartedness and joyous "Hello" 
have brightened many gloomy places by their presence. All her 
delightful qualities will make success her destinv. 

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FRANCES HELENA TOBIN 

"Tone" 
Rochdale, Mass. 

Best Dancer, Best Dressed 
"Pnity, witty, darling, charming she." 

"Fran" is one of the most popular girls, and the best dancer at 
X. A. X. S. She seems to have that "indefinable something." which 
along with her originality and pep. makes her a favorite both with 
the girls in school, and at the Man Dances. Vivacious and gay, a 
good sport, and a true friend — that's "Tobe." 

Student Council, W. A. A., Glee Club, Senior Plav. 



MILDRED MARGUERITE TOSH 

"Mil" 
Adams, Mass. 

"It ix a friendly heart that has plenty of friends." 

This quotation just fits our "Mil," for a host of friends she has. 
Xo need for explanations, either. If "Mil" is among your friends 
vou mav be sure you have a faithful, devoted, pal. 

W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club, Current Events Club. 



MADELINE ELIZABETH TOWNSEND 

Springfield, Mass. 

"Soon the lowering brood were tamed and took, 
Meekly her gentle rule, and frowned no more." 

Was it your pleasant voice or winning smile, Madeline, that so 
captivated the kindergarten youngsters? You have moved among 
us as modestly as the little violet, but, like that gracious flower your 
presence has dispensed its sweetness everywhere. 

House Council, Vice-President, W. A. A. (1) (2), Glee Club, Girl 
Scouts, Class History. 



ADRIANNA MARION URBANSKI 

"Adie" 
Adams, Mass. 

"Efficient manner, eyes that smile 
Helpful, willing, all the while." 

The old saying "Appearances are often deceiving," is especially 
true in the ease of "Adie." To all appearances she is a quiet, rather 
shy girl who goes about her business every day, but that is external. 
In reality she is full of fun; jolly, a good sport and one who enjoys 
evervthing that comes along. 

W. A. A. 



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MILDRED THERESSA WATSON 

••Mil- 
South Hadley Falls, Mass. 
".I smile for all, a welcome glad, 
A jovial coaxing way she had." 

Snappy, mischievous, laughing, blue eyes are merely the out- 
ward manifestations of the keen, sparkling wit of our "Mil. " She 
has scattered sunshine hither and yon, and by means of this has made 
many lasting friendships. 

Axis Staff, Normalogue Staff, W. A. A. (1) (*), Glee Club (1) (2), 
Current Events Club, President. Assembly Committee. 



ANNETTE WITANEK 
"Ann" 
Adams, Mass. 

"Ready in heart, and ready in hand." 

Annette is another one of those girls who journeys over from 
Adams every day. Although one of our quiet members we all recog- 
nize the fact that she is as good a student as one could desire. An- 
nette has ability integrity, and a love of work that ought to carry 
her far in the teaching world. 

Glee Club (1) (2), Dramatic Club (1) (2). 



FRANCES PAULINE WRIGHT 

"Fran" 

Springfield, Mass. 

"True to her word, her work, and her friends." 

"Fran" is one of those girls who is ever ready to give help when 
needed. Besides being of a studious nature "Fran" is one of our ou 
standing artists. 

Axis Staff, \Y. A. A., Glee Club, Reading Club (1), Librarian. 
Class Banner. 




EDITH MARJORIE MARSHALL 

"Edie" 
North Adams, Mass. 

"A friend in need is a friend indeed." 

To appreciate Edith's kind and helpful nature one should work 
with her. We always found joy in her willing co-operation. This 
spirit we know, is going to be one of her greatest assets in the teaching 
world. 

Dramatic Club, Treasurer. 



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DOROTHY HATHAWAY 

"Dot" 

Bennington, Vt. 

"A good neighbor is a precious thing." 

"Dot" joined us in our Senior year and we have all appreciated 
her earnest desire to make our class a good one. "Dot" is such a 
good teacher, that we hope a certain someone from Boston will not 
hinder her career. 

W. A. A. («), Heading Club (2). 



PAULINE HATHAWAY 

"Pauline" 
Bennington, Yt. 

" Her ways were ways of loveliness." 

Pauline didn't stay with us very long, but we will all remember 
her brief passage. Her cheery smile was always in evidence and a 
little sunshine departed when she left us. Our best wishes go with 
you, Pauline. 



ESTHER LOUISE MEALAXD 
Orange, Mass. 

'''Hark, hark, with what an open throat. 
The joyous robin tunes his note." 

Esther is one of our "special" students who doesn't mind singing 
in public. Her voice has a peculiar bird-like quality, which charms 
all hearers. Esther's experience in the teaching field has also added 
to our knowledge, for we who have had but little, fully realize the 
need felt for it. We hope that Normal School Training has meant 
more to her because of this. 



FANNIE SEYERANCE 

"Fan" 
Irving, Mass. 

"Her mirth the world required." 

Although "Fan" came to us in our Senior year, what would we 
have done without her kind ways and pleasing personality? If ex- 
periences were asked for "Fan" was there every time, and Economics 
was certainly very much enlivened by her contributions. How we 
would all love to be the children in our "Fan's" school! 



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3n Jflemoriam 



Jflabeltne Carroto 

Jfebruarp 1, 1928 



Jflrs. gugugta peebe 

Jfcfaruarp 14, 1929 



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Cla£# ^Banquet 



T?OLLOWING the footsteps of our predecessors, we chose the Williams Inn as the place 
-*- in which to "eat, drink and be merry" for soon would the parting come. Though our 
banquet made us realize that only a few days were left during which we would act as a 
unit, we cast depressing thoughts aside and enjoyed ourselves to the utmost. 

Jtlenu 

Chilled Fruit Cup 

Tomato Bouillon en Tasse 

Queen Olives Dinner Rolls Celery Hearts 

Roast Stuffed Vermont Turkey, Cranberry Sauce 

Mashed Potatoes French Peas 



Fresh Strawberry Sundae 



Waldorf Salad 
Demi Tasse 



Assorted Cake 



Roasts 



To Mr. Smith 
To Mrs. Van Etten 
To Miss Weston 
To Mrs. Smith 
To Miss Baright 
To Miss Pearson 
To Mr. Venable 
To Miss Allyn 
To the Faculty 
To the President 
To the Man Dances 
To the Class of 1929 
To the Class of 1930 
To the School 
To the Future 



Katherine Finn 

. Muriel Emery 

Mae Meehan 

Hazel Belliveau 

Catherine Dailey 

Marien Jordan 

Mabelle Hicks 

Irene Moulton 

Thelma Flagg 

Mary MacDonald 

Frances Tobin 

Betty Costello 

Xoemi Tadiello 

Helen O'Gara 

Marv Ford 



Entertainment 



Song 
Reading 
Piano Solo 

Radio Sketch . 

Song 

Impromptu Speeches 

Violin Solo 

Song 



Hazel Belliveau 

Gladys Kane 

Helene Barrett 

Ruth Barnes 

Margaret Cliffe 

Edith Mottram 

Mabel Schorge 
Doris Burnett 



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Ruth Barnes 
Agnes Patterson 



Helen l)e Roche 



Muriel Emery 
Elsie Halonen 



Committees! 

ENTERTAINMENT 

Mildred Eerguson, Chairman 



PROGRAM 

Catherine Dailey, Chairman 

DECORATION 

Marien Jordan, Chairman 



Cecile De Blois 
Catherine Scott 



[Catherine Maley 



Florence Meacham 
Doris Burnett 



Mabel Schorge 




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gbbreste of (KHelcome 

pARENTS, Teachers, and Friends: 

*■ Let me extend to you all in behalf of the Class of 1929, a most cordial welcome to 
enjoy with us, this, our Class Day. This is the day on which our last meeting as a class 
is held, the one occasion when we meet with the sole purpose of entertaining our parents 
and friends, and wishing them to share with us the joy with which we review the work and 
play of our Normal School career. 

Service has been defined as being the occupation of a servant; duty performed in 
any office; assistance, or kindness to another. 

Let us think for the moment of the occupation of a servant. What does this mean to 
us as future teachers, moulding the characters of the plastic future generation? We are 
agreed that teaching is an occupation and that we are servants to somebody or some cause. 
But doesn't it mean more to us than this? To be sure we are servants, but are we not 
hoping to serve the public through our best efforts that their children may profit? 

Now let us meditate on the second part of our chosen word — kindness or assistance to 
another. Surely this is the primary essential of a good teacher! Where would we be 
today if it had not been for the sympathetic understanding of our teachers of yesterday? 
What would have become of those poor unfortuntes whose environment outside of school 
was of the worst, had it not been for their willing, self-sacrificing teachers? Has not ser- 
vice, loyal, heartfelt, idealistic service played its part? If we could but know how many 
have found their real happiness in denying their most cherished desires that others might 
benefit, I wonder if we then would regard "service" as a mere word in the English vocabu- 
lary? 

The last part of our definition — duty performed in any office is a summary of the first 
two. By our presence at normal school we have proven that our accepted offices are 
those of the teaching profession. We well realize how great a part kindness, understand- 
ing, and sympathy play. Our titles in themselves, teachers, embrace these traits, but 
foremost in our minds is service — service to all with whom we come in contact, service to 
every worthwhile enterprise, service to the many organizations so constructive to the 
characters of our men and women to be. 

Classmates: For the changes that have been wrought in our minds and bodies we 
are indebted to two groups of people, first of all, our parents. They alone know what 
sacrifices they have made, so that we might become worthy service-giving citizens and 
be the means by which our followers may become worthy of the name "Americans." 
Words are hardly adequate to express our deep appreciation and gratitude. 

To Mr. Smith and the efficient staff, with whom we have been working we are grate- 
ful beyond expression for their untiring efforts in assisting us to appreciate what service 
is, and how to best administer service throughout our future realms. They have not only 
instructed us in service, but have trained us in leadership, character, and all the other 
virtues so necessary to the teacher of today. 

As the class of 1929 makes its exit, we hope it will live as a page of happiness indelibly 
written in the book of memory, giving joy and pleasure to those who so generously gave it 
to us. 

May you, classmates, never forget any part of the two years spent within the time 
honored walls of our Normal. May they never become dim and as something of the past. 
May you ever think of the time spent here as the happiest period of your life, elevated by 
the standards you set for yourselves, and through the acquirement of a wealth of exper- 
ience gained in the uplifting environment of your fellow associates. 

Ruth M. Gennett 
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Sbbreste to tfje ^umorg 

In Normal School are teachers made, 
Through joys and troubles day by day, 
Here knowledge comes and wisdom too, 
And life expands and friends grow true. 
We are the Seniors! Short years ago 
We came, we worked, and progress so, 
Wise counsel we can leave with you 

In Normal School. 
To you Juniors, Seniors to be 
To you, with willing hands, we throw 
The torch. Be yours to hold it high 
For here you'll find ideals true, 
But if you work, and seeds of aims you sow, 
You shall be proud of knowledge new, 

In Normal School. 

"V7"ES, Juniors it means both work and struggle to complete your Normal School career. 
-*- It's work the first year and then, when you've learned the ins and outs, it's a struggle 
to decide just how much work is really necessary. We're sure if you look at the year's toil 
with this attitude that it will relieve Mrs. Van of the tedious job of warning you, as she 
had occasion to do once this year, against arising early in the morning to complete your 
home work. This is, we think, a many sided, advantageous bit of advice — It will give 
Mrs. Van one less speech to make; it will save the electric light bill; it will protect your 
health; and may, if you are skillful enough, induce the supervisors to co-operate with you 
by shortening all assignments — thus making N. A. N. S. a place where the "play instinct" 
is given more consideration than the "work instinct." 

"Familiarity breeds contempt," so they say — thus being a class of so much individual- 
ity as to be familiar with defeat on the basketball court, both as Juniors and Seniors, we 
agree that the word "defeat," through its familiarity, is to us, in its full significance a term 
of contempt. However, we congratulate the present Junior Basketball Team and wish 
you luck next year. We Seniors have been thinking about taking a course this summer 
which has been highly recommended. The main objective is, "How to grow five inches in 
height in six weeks." If we succeed we'll come back to play one more game when the 
teams are more uniform. 

We advise you Juniors to take a special course in History and Geography this summer, 
stressing on the points you wish to see taught in the grades. This will help you next year 
in your class work with Mr. Eldridge for he just knows that you girls can construct better 
and clearer "courses of study" for your schools, than the state can offer. 

We have a suggestion for the six loyal Junior girls who always attend the man dances. 
It's a little hint on, "How to make money in your spare time." Why don't you have a 
dancing class for the other fifty-seven members of your group? This will be quite bene- 
ficial to all for it will mean that you could have four dances instead of three, and the 
assemblage would be so large that it would be necessary to hold the dances in Normal Hall 
instead of the Social Room. The "dorm" girls will appreciate and enjoy the langerous 
night air for a few brief and choice moments. But beginning dancers — beware — even 
though obliging classmates offer to secure charming young men to accompany you — 

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you will learn as we have learned, through bitter experience, that, although your attendant 
may prove to be young, and to possess a certain doubtful charm, still his terpsichorean 
efforts may fail to find favor. 

We don't know whether or not importune "dorm" girls to initiate the incoming Jun- 
iors as we did. Some of you failed to appreciate the exquisite joy Seniors derive from 
making French beds, distributing parts of your apparel around the room, and in general 
raising havoc in your domociles. Still we haven't a doubt that you will gain as much sat- 
isfaction as we have, if you practise pranks of the same nature on your unsuspecting Junior 
sisters. 

To insure your friendships in your literature class, we would suggest that you start 
cutting out pictures for your anthology and author's booklet this summer. By following 
this suggestion you will avoid having at least six of your friends gaze with envy and avarice 
on the picture you have just found, which is, oddly enough — just the material they need. 

We know that some of you Juniors are anxious to take up kindergarten work — and if 
it could be arranged to have an assignment in Miss Bishop's room, we know you would be 
capable of furnishing the youngsters with plenty of pupil activity such as — crawling under 
tables, etc. We are sure that this would be endorsed by Mr. Venable as we hear he has 
had occasion to supervise your talent along this line. 

With these bits of priceless advice in your possession, after your graduation, you 
should be able to launch your ship of learning upon the sea of life. When your boat 
leaves the harbor of N. A. N. S. bound for lands beyond, we hope you will find that all 
your work and struggle will prove assets to a good sailing, — and also that all your class- 
mates, all your teachers, and your principal, have provided you with that which will 
make your sea of life a smooth and pleasant one on which to sail. 

Gladys E. Kane 



Mp Cfjant 



O ivy, whom the poets have sung 
In lands across the sea, 
O slender plant of waxy green, 
We place a trust in thee. 

Be thine to guard this school we love, 
To whisper to its walls, 
That messages of loyalty 
May echo through its halls. 

O plant that stretches up to God 
Thy leaves to catch the sun, 
Pray teach us to be faithful 
To the work we've just begun. 

O clinging vine, throughout the years, 

May we thy lesson heed, 

And thus climb ever upward 

'Til success shall crown our deed. 

Ruth Barnes 
Eleanor Grant 



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TX September 1927, the good Ship X. A. X. S. was ready to set sail on a two year cruise, 
■*- after which the passengers will have gained such experiences that they will be able to 
guide small crafts of their own. 

Girls from many different parts of Massachusetts arrived at North Adams Normal 
School to take this trip. 

On September thirteenth, all of ns unsophisticated Juniors gathered on the deck of the 
ship where we were heartily welcomed by our captain, Mr. Smith, who assured us that we 
were to have a pleasant and profitable journey. 

The first important event was the Senior-Junior Reception, which helped us in getting 
acquainted with our fellow passengers. 

After the voyage had continued smoothly for a short time, we decided to have a crew 
to help Captain Smith. So as class officers we elected :Ruth Gennett, President; Marien 
Jordan, Vice-President; Helen De Roche, Treasurer: and Catherine Dailey, Secretary. 

At this stage of our trip we ran into bad weather and were obliged to combat a fierce 
storm. None of us shall forget the roaring of the elements, the cries for help as the 
floods swept over us. We thought we surely should be lost. 

When the storm subsided, we could see the wreckage strewn about us on all sides. 
In an unbelieavably short time, order was restored and we had our first Man Dance. 
Such an event! finding a man! writing invitations! and getting everything in readiness for 
the gala night. Only those who have experienced it can appreciate what it all meant to us. 

Then, after many postponements, we made a landing, on October twelfth, for a climb 
up Greylock Mountain. 

After that, followed our Hallowe'en and Christmas parties. On a biting cold morning 
just before Christmas, the girls set out caroling to let others know that X. A. N. S. was 
wide awake. 

When spring arrived, we made another landing and had our field day in which every 
one took part. 

Half of our cruise was now over and we bade good bye to part of the passengers who 
were to start out independently guiding small ships. Finally Captain Smith decided that 
we should weigh anchor for two months at the Island of Vacation. 

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"All aboard!" shouted our captain, Mr. Smith. Everyone was leaving the Isle of 
Vacation for the return voyage and last year of cruising on the good ship N. A. N. S. 
This year it was our pleasure, as Seniors, to watch our younger sisters find their way about 
the decks, figure up the days before they could go home again, worry about booklets, 
notebooks, and all those incidental trials known only to Juniors. 

Captain Smith soon saw to it that there was plenty of work and the proper amount of 
play for all of us. As early as September 28th we received a telegram from Drury Island 
cordially inviting our crew to an annual teachers' convention. We seniors felt that now, 
being so near our desired goal, our presence at the convention was decidedly important. 
Soon followed our Hallowe'en party where ghosts themselves appeared and the spirits 
played more than one prank with innocent victims, especially in the tunnel. This frolic 
was held in the ship's gymnasium, which was decorated with cornstalks and Hallowe'en 
products of the handwork classes of Miss Pearson. Everyone, including the dignified 
Seniors, actually knew what it was to leave a party with appetites more than amply satis- 
fied. 

Following our Christmas recess, life on board the N. A. N. S. began in real earnest 
The Seniors assumed their teaching duties with the proper amount of dignity and a sense 
of responsibility. The Juniors worked faithfully preparing to follow in our footsteps 
and were attentive listeners to the narratives we were able to tell as a result of our ex- 
periences in the training department of our ship. 

During the winter season there were two occasions when most girls of our crews began 
to wish that Captain Smith had at his disposal a reserve force of young men, suited to satis- 
fy the individual tastes of our maidenly whims. Such excitement on board at the time 
of these occasions; programs, new and sudden acquaintances, and hopes rising and falling 
at critical movements. The Juniors were properly initiated into the thrills of these occa- 
sions and even the Seniors found the night of the arrival of these dances decidedly interest- 
ing. 

After our Spring Recess came the great events when all discovered the talented mem- 
bers of our crew. These events were The Senior Play, "The Accomodator" and the Glee 
Club Operetta, "The Bells of Beaujolais." 

Now graduation week is here with our class day exercises, prom, and commencement 
exercises. The good ship N. A. N. S. is about to weigh anchor. Each little captain 
school teacher must now go ashore and find her own little craft to guide for the coming year. 

As we bring to a close this account of our two year cruise, in the name of the class of 
1929, Ruth Gennett, our faithful President, Vice-President, Marien Jordan, Treasurer, 
Helen De Roche, and Secretary, Margaret McCleod, I bid you all goodbye. Always 
will we carry with us the pleasantest of memories of the days spent on board the N. A. N. S. 
with Captain Smith and his excellent staff. 

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"Since the present age is one of speed and invention, it will not be asking much of 

you all to allow yourself to be completely transplanted from this time and place to a time 

when we expect our lives will have become more interesting. We, as prophets of the class 

of 1929, will endeavor to give you an insight into the life of these graduating here, today. 

The scene takes place in a train — the time 1935." 

Mil — I wonder when this train gets to Greenfield. It's so boring travelling alone. (Picks 
up paper). Someone has been extravagant. Reads. Train stops. Enter second 
passenger. 

Marie — Pardon me. Has anyone this seat? 

Mil — Why Marie! I haven't seen you since we graduated five years ago. You haven't 
changed a bit. How are all the girls? Hurry and tell me all the news. 

Marie — I'll tell you all I know. See I have the "N. A. N. S. Gazette" put out by the 
students. It gives all the information we want of the graduates. 

Mil — Let's see. 

(This is before opening the paper). 

Marie — I suppose you heard that Ruth Gennett is chef at the Ritz-Carlton, and now she 
is at the zenith of her glory. She still continues to diet as she did in N. A. N. S. with 
the same results. 

Mil — That's just like Ruth. 

Marie — I can never think of Ruth, that I am not reminded of Mae. I suppose you know 
what she is doing? No? She's still doing her good turn by selling Webster's Dic- 
tionaries for which she is a strong supporter. 

Mil (reading paper) — Look, Marie. "The second annual concert of the Boston Symphony 
will be given in Boston conducted by the world famous Miss Emery." 

Marie — My! won't Miss Perry be proud! 

Mil — N. A. N. S. certainly has made a name for herself. Look (reads) "The world's 
aviation record broken by Marien Jordan who has crossed the continent from Wake- 
field to California every day in one month. Some authorities have it that she is in 
the orange business there, but others are inclined to think there is some other attrac- 
tion." 

Marie — Oh! I must tell you, Mil, I went to the Metropolitan Opera House where I heard 
Hazel June Belliveau sing "Carmen" and I nearly wept. She gave as an encore 
"Ah Sweet Mystery of Life," and the house went wild. 

Mil — Oh! Listen, "It has been with considerable difficulty that the judges reached this 
decision in awarding the Pultzer prize for the best novel of the year. The honor has 
been given to Miss Ruth Barnes for her book," "The Upward Climb," dealing with 
the struggles of modern youth? 

Marie — Isn't that just like Barney? I saw Sue Petcen last week and I asked her about 
Stella Korchinski, and what she was doing. Sue said "Darning socks, and dusting 
law books." 

Mil — "What did she mean" — "dusting law books?" 

Marie — Why, of course, you remember her "specials" from Albany? 

Mil — Of course! 

Mil — By the way, what is Sue doing? 

Marie — I thought you had heard. After leaving school, she posed for a "Winx Ad" but 
it wasn't long before she moved to Amherst to live. 

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Mil — I was so thrilled the other day when I read in onr "\. A. N. S. Gazette" of our big 

elopement. 
Marie — Why, I never heard! 

Mil — You didn't? Madeline Townsend married her Spanish count. 
Marie — Yes? 

Mil — And they are living in Venice now. 

Marie — Have you read the ads in our Gazette? There are some fine ones. 
Marie (Looks and reads) — Forbes & Wallace announced with pleasure the demonstration 

of the Famous Kramer Water Wave. Madame Kramer in person will demonstrate 

and give a short talk on "How I Kept My Bob." 
Mil— Yes— Capital BOB 
Mil — Here's another one equally good. A new shipment of chairs made from genuine 

red-wood constructed exclusively by "DeBlois & Wood Co." 
Marie — They still keep the DeBlois in that ad, don't they? 
Mil — Yes. You see they haven't heard the latest. 
Marie — (Looks up) Have you seen the personals? 
Mil — No! What does it say? 
Marie — Among those sailing abroad the New York Transatlantic Liners, was Miss Frances 

Wright, who leaves for a two year sojourn in Europe where she will make an extensive 

study of the Principles of Harmony and Orderly Repetition in Classic Art. 
Mil — Isn't that great? 
Marie — Whose picture is that? 
Mil — Look! (Reads) "Because of the distinct valor displayed during the recent fire, her 

admirable courage in rescuing two men from the top floor, and her superb ability in 

conducting fire drills, Miss Betty Costello has been elected first woman "Fire Chief" 

in Springfield." 
Marie — Isn't that wonderful! 
Marie — Look at this ad (Reads) "The Misses Garbose and Clarke — The famous health 

doctors. Office hours from 1-2 A. M. and 7-8 P. M." 
Mil — Why! I didn't know they had entered the profession! 

Marie — Oh, yes! They use no medicine just their same nice smiles and charming per- 
sonalities. 
Mil — (Reads) Say! things must be pretty warm in Europe now. 
Marie — Yes? 
Mil — You see they are debating over who the next president of France will be. Margaret 

McLeod, and Helen O'Gara are as ever disputing over the various abilities of the two 

candidates. 
Marie — They would! 

Marie — Mil, have you stopped at that ducky little inn at Turners Falls? 
Mil— No. Which one? "Oh, Schule?" 
Marie — Yes, and you never can guess who keeps it. Of course, Thelma is the proprietress, 

and Genie is her co-partner. 
Mil — (Reads) "Biggest show of the ages. Among the biggest attractions is Madame 

Grange, famous tight rope walker and bare back rider." 
Marie — That doesn't surprise me. Remember how she jumped the buck in gym? 
Marie — Have you stopped at "Hamp" lately? 
Mil — No, what's the attraction? 
Marie — None other than our own Kate Finn who has been elected Mayor. 

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Mil— Really! 

Marie — Yes — She presented me with the key of the city the last time I was down to see 
her. 

Mil — I suppose you dropped in at "Harriet's" in New York. 

Marie — No, what does she do? 

Mil — She has made a fortune in hair-dressing, and especially in setting permanent waves. 

Marie — Speaking of Harriet, I suppose you know Mil is famous since her discovery of 
the wonderful "Watson Cream" guaranteed to control "blushing." 

Marie — What's at the theater this week? 

Mil — Let's see. (Reads) The management of the new Hickville Theater announces the 
opening of the new drama, "The Rising Moment." Madamoiselle Kane will play 
the leading role which took Broadway by storm. Critics have proclaimed that Miss 
Kane's scene as the sleepy waitress is superb! 

Marie — It must be! 

M il— Who's that there? 

Marie — (Reads) Among the stellar lights of the Junior League Charity Show was the 
interpretive dancing of the Misses Groden and Tobin. As encore they gave their 
number "The Lindy Hop." I wish I could have been there. 

Marie — I suppose you know Dot Chamberlain is teaching in a rural school down at Har- 
wich? 

Mil — Yes, she seems to love the sea. 

Mil — By the way, have you read the names of the faculty for summer school for N. A. 
N. S.? (Reads) 1. Grammar & Primary Reading — Edna Crompton. 2. Ph. 
Education — Mil Tosh. 3. Librarian — Mary Sheehan. 4. Kindergarten Theory 
& Management — Margery Sands. 5. Cooking & Household Arts — Reene Moulton. 

Marie — Did you go to the banquet in Pittsfield last week? 

Mil— Yes. 

Marie — You know I took the bus of the famous "Mercier and Ruberto" line. Gene 
drives and Antoinette gets the customers. 

Mil— Really! 

Marie — What does it say on that page? 

Mil — Let's see (Reads) "The first person to arrive at the scene of the robbery was Chief 
Oschmann of Great Barrington." It was interesting to note that the robbery took 
place in "The Duck Inn" at Lee. The hostess was none other than the bosom com- 
panion of Chief Oschmann — Miss Gertrude Ryan. 

Marie — Isn't that exciting! 

Mil — (Reads on) An ambulance was rushed to the scene of the robbery, expecting that 
someone might be injured in the riot. The nurses in charge were the Misses Neidel 
and Pritchard. 

Marie — Isn't that wonderful! 

Mil — Say Marie, did you hear about Kay Scott? 

Marie — Why she's still a librarian in Adams, isn't she? 

Mil — No, she didn't keep at the library work very long after she graduated from Normal 
but married a "Prince" instead. 

Marie — This certainly is a queer world. Peg Cliffe and Glad Sime starring on First 
Avenue in Savoy! Who would think it of those two? 

Mil — I always knew they would make a huge success after all the experience they had 
during noon hours at Normal. 

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Marie — Lil Cleminson was another of those Adamsites. What is she doing now? 

Mil — Oh! She's just published another volume of book on "How to grow tall" with free 

instructions. 
Marie — I say Mil, whatever became of Helen DeRoche? She was a great friend of yours. 
Mil — I always knew Mr. Holmes was right when he said Helen wouldn't teach very long. 

She married a professor at Norwich University instead. 
Marie — I knew she was very interested in Norwich, her Senior year at school. 
Mil — What a surprise I received the other day. I went into a theater in New York and 

saw Al Scholz, and Adie Urbanski in their new comedy skit entitled "Button Up Your 

Overcoat." 
Marie — It surely is always the quiet and reserved people that surprise us. 
Marie — (Read) Annette Witanek went to Mexico after she graduated, and married an 

emperor during one of the revolutions. 
Mil — Why I thought Annette was still teaching in Savoy. 
Mil — What about Dot Burnett and Mabel Schorge? They were together a great deal 

their Senior year. 
Marie — Oh, Dot is running an orphan home for stray dogs and cats down on the Burnette 

farm. Mabel is her first assistant. 
Mil — I always knew they'd make a huge success in this world. 
Mil — (Reading) Dot Chalmers, and Babe Odell are in the Barnum & Bailey Circus in 

Cheshire. 
Marie — Yes, Babe is the lion tamer, and Dot carries the water for the elephants. 
Mil — (Reads) Helene Barrett is a great financier. 
Marie — Yes, she did such a fine piece of work handling the money at N. A. N. S. that she 

w r as given the position the first year she graduated. 
Mil — By the way, what is Mary Ford doing? 
Marie — She won a beauty prize at Atlantic City, and was never home to get her husband's 

breakfasts after, so that he divorced her. A movie actor is now courting her. 
Mil — I never expected that of Mary. 
Mil — What does it say on P. 14, Marie? 
Marie — (Let's see.) One of the leading coaches of basketball in the East is at present 

Miss Coffey. Miss Coffey has had extensive experience in N. A. N. S. She is at 

present head of the committee for the modifying and the arrangement of the new 

basketball rules. 
Mil — (Reads On) A faithful follower of Miss Coffey, and an ardent, and an enthusiastic 

supporter — Kay Dailey has proven herself a loyal friend to Peg in all her basketball 

games, and always demonstrates her famous Dailey megaphones at these same games. 
Marie — Ag's brilliant career was nipped in the bud by the introduction of the new 1935 

Cadillac model, which she displays with much interest. 
Mil — Caddy's were always a great weakness of Patsys! 
Marie — Have you looked at P. 8? 
Mil — No, let's see what it says (Reads) "Advice to Lovelorns" by Beatrice. Why that 

means Beatrice Kiley, sure enough. 
Marie — Let's hear the foreign news, Mil. 
Mil — (Reads) "Far off in the unexplored wilds of Kalamazoo, we find two tried and patient 

workers who are none other than MacDonald & Swochak team. Mary endeavors to 

instill in the minds of the rude natives, the soul and beauty in poetry, while Bobby 

struggles through the 2-2 and 6-2 side of it." 

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Marie -Wait. I'll give you a peep at the music page. It reads here: "The musical world 
has again been thrown into a veritable chaos because of the brilliant composition 

called 'The Grant Rhapsodic' written by one named Eleanor." 
Mil — I knew she'd do something like that. 
Mil — Have you read the real estate news? 
Marie — No, anything interesting? 
Mil — Oh look! "Purchases through Tosh & Co. famous realtors of X. Y., the island 

'Solitude' by the Miss Katherine Maley at which she intends to do extensive study, 

and live in harmony and peace with her books." 
Marie — She never could stand all the racket on third floor. 
Marie — Did I tell you, Mil, I was at the Van Swips for dinner the other night and I met 

the governess of little Freddie. You never could guess who it was. 
Mil— No! 

Marie — Why Edith Mottram. 

Marie — Is there anything else on the Heal Estate page, Mil? 
Mil — Let's see (Reads) "The famous Saxon maison was sold yesterday afteronon at 1 

o'clock. The auctioneer in charge was Elsie Halonen. It took Miss Halonen exact- 
ly eight minutes to get the buyer." 
Marie — Who was that out there? 

M il — Why it looked like Dot Hathoway fixing her Ford car that she bought back in 1929. 
Marie — Say, Mil, did you hear the concert over the radio last night? 
Mil — No, How was it? 
Marie — Great! First we heard Esther Mealand sing "Goodbye Forever." Then we 

heard Mabel Hicks give a recitation. I think it was that one that began, "Laugh and 

the World Laughs With You." 
Mil — Have you read the political news? 
Marie — No. 
Mil — (Reads) "The special train arrived at the executive mansion and the governor and 

the first lady of the land came out to the platform and waved to the throng. The 

first lady is charming and sweet, and was formerly Miss Florence Meachem of 

Springfield." 
Marie — Our Florence? 
Mil — Yes. 
Marie — I walked in the "Five and Ten" Store last week in Albany where I was accosted 

by the manager, Imagine my pleasure when I found that it was Peg Carlton. 
Mil— Really! 
Marie — I forgot to say that while in there whom should I see coming toward me but the 

long and short of it, as we called them in N. A. N. S. 
Mil — Who was that? I've forgotten. 
Marie — Why Winnie O'Neil and Nan Tadiello. They're in an acrobat act with Ringley 

Bro. now. 
Mil — By the way, did you see that beautiful school on the way to Greenfield? It is 

owned and operated by Margaret Karrey and Edith Marshall. It is a private school 

for dirty, stray children. 
Marie — Really! 
Mil — I read in the last issue of the "Gazette" that Theresa was demonstrating the famous 

Gamari curlers. They are guaranteed to give beautiful flat waves, you know. 
Marie — It has been fun to talk over the girls, hasn't it? 
Mil — It certainly has. Why here we are at Greenfield so soon. 

Mildred Ferguson 
Marie Sauza 
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(Class Will 



A X TE, the departing Seniors of the class of 1929, being of unsound mind and racked in 
* * health and spirit and weighted down with the responsibilities which so soon will be 
upon us as we enter the profession for which we have been laboriously training during the 
long, long years spent within the walls, do hereby testify this document to be our last will 
and testament. 

To the beloved school where so many happy days have been spent, we bequeath 
countless fly papers to use on our very modern staircases to prevent the over anxious stu- 
dents from precipitating unexpectedly on said stairways. 

To the dormitory we bequeath a set of automatic mops which will operate themselves 
between the hours of three and five on Fridays. We also bequeath a newly discovered 
powder for the extermination of all pests, human and otherwise. 

To our esteemed matron, Mrs. Van Etten, we present ten volumes containing the 
necessary information concerning promising swains of North Adams and nearby towns 
and cities, including Great Barrington for use at the man dances and. week-ends. 

To our Honored Principal, Mr. Smith we present a mechanical man that will save 
him the trouble of taking attendance every morning in Assembly. 

To the training schools we bequeath a thumb tack remover so that the laboring stu- 
dents need not bemoan the loss of fingernails. 

To Miss Pearson we dedicate a set of new dictionaries published by Rand McNally 
Co., containing the interpretation of such terms as subtle, convex, reverse curves, and dis- 
criminating judgment. 

To Miss Baright we leave a patent voice tester so that incoming classes may judge 
the quality of their own voices and act thereon without further remarks on that score 
from aforementioned member of the faculty. 

To Mr. Eldridge we leave a pass which will give him permission to go the speed limit 
without question or interference on the part of the limbs of the law. 

To Miss Perry we leave a set of rubber stamps to save her the labor of printing notices. 

To Miss Sholes we leave an ointment for use on the fingers of Seniors not acquainted 
with the art of sewing. 

Mr. Holmes is hereby given a pair of glasses that we guarantee won't leave the bridge 
of his nose or be lost, strayed, or stolen. 

To our science teacher, Mr. Venable, we present, free of charge, a carton of matches 
so that the town girls will not pester him every noon time for a match with which they can 
light the unique burners in the lunch room. 

The class presents Miss Owens with a scooter to be used between her home and the 
school. 

We see Miss Jenkins standing before her new Baby Lincoln which the class of '29 
herewith present to her. We wish to warn her not to go up those country hills on high in 
search of rural schools. 

Miss Weston is hereby presented with a new kind of face cream to cover that blushing 
beauty of hers. She is inclined to make the feminine pulchritude of this class a trifle 
envious. 

To Mr. Cummings we present 100 Hoover dresses to cover the Paris creations worn 
by the students to Manual Training classes. 

Miss Allyn's patience is to be rewarded. The Class of 1929 gives her a new office 
which will be far away from the maddening crowd of students always rushing in and out of 
the supply room. 

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Miss Ferguson also deserves a reward. To her we bequeath an extra set of hands in 
order that she may accomplish all the work imposed upon her. 

To next year's Seniors we bequeath the marvel of the Age, a modern prescription 
called "Getting an 'A' in Teaching Without Burning the Mid-Night Oil" or "Using Big 
Ben to Advant age.'* However, we're sorry to say we haven't yet discovered all the chemi- 
cal elements necessary. Last but not least we hope to present the new Senior with an 
assistant matron as popular, patient, and kind as Lollie Praga has been to all the inmates 
of the dormitory. 

To Hazel Belliveau we present with our compliments, a hook by that eminent nature 
writer, Thorton Burgess, called "Tommy, The Field Mouse and His Loving Relatives. 
We are sure she will appreciate this book. 

To her partner in arms, Katherine Finn, we bequeath a position as Dean Of Merri- 
ment at Smith College. Her bursts of laughter ought to furnish all the qualifications 
necessary for this uplifting vocation. 

To Mildred and Harriet we present a wireless set which will flash a brilliant green 
light at the approach of former Beau Brummels of North Adams. 

The class presents a megaphone to Genie Gleason. Maybe with the use of this Miss 
Baright may not lose any more sleep over training voices to a deep contralto. 

We have seen and admired the charming poise of Madeline Townsend. We present 
her with an introduction to Miss Emily Post, authority on etiquette. Just help the little 
lady out, Madeline. 

To Irene Moulton we bequeath a class of tongue-tied children. That defect can be 
easily remedied under her expert guidance. 

To next year's occupants of Betty Costello's room we present a pamphlet; called 
"Wall Paper — Its Beauty and Its Horrors" edited by Costello and Swochak. The horrors 
of said substance can no doubt be emphasized by these two long suffering mortals. 

To Marie Souza and Edna Crompton we bequeath the apparatus to make a talking 
movie of the charms of New Bedford which they can carry with them wherever sad fate 
may make their future abode. Sound may be contributed by Marie, and Edna may be 
supervising director. 

To Marguerite Kramer, the class gives a position as lady-in-waiting to Queen Mary 
of England. After the Prince of Wales sees her we can leave out the waiting part. 

To the trio Ryan, Oschman, and Kane we bequeath tickets to Hollywood. But 
remember, we are not responsible for the havoc they will cause. 

We gratefully present a Baby Grand piano to Ruth Gennett as a little token of our 
appreciation for all the gloom she has dispelled. Music hath charms but Ruth, indeed, 
makes this doubly true. 

To Thelma Flagg the class gives a private bus to be ready at a moment's notice to 
transport her to Turners Falls. She may thus eliminate the rush and tumult of week-end 
departures. 

To Elsie Halonen's future school, we leave a time clock that will record all her leisure- 
ly arrivals and exits. We are sure that the record will show especially her early arrivals. 

To Florence Meacham, we present a catalogue of Syracuse University. Why pine 
away in a school-room when co-ed life is so luring? 

The Class gives Mae Meehan a bronze statue of Mercury to be placed on the radiator 
cap of her sport model. Not that we think that she needs any assistance from that gentle- 
man but one can never tell. 

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We recommend that Miss Mercier accept a position as housekeeper at the Hotel 
Wendell. The maids will then learn from her "Dusting As it Should lie Done." 

To Marien Jordan we present a copy of the song, "California, Here I Come." 

To all bashful Juniors we present the sophistication of Muriel Emery. 

Perhaps you are not acquainted with Katherine Maley's love for hiking. We pre- 
sent a rubber pad to be attached to the soles of her shoes to prevent wear and tear on one 
of her long trips. 

To Sue Petcen we present a Carnegie Library. The books in that library will prob- 
ably keep her out of mischief for a week at least. 

The class appoints Miss Lucy Pritchard, Keeper of the White House Gate. Her 
adroit manner of squelching all types will make her suitable for that position. 

Everyone knows that week-ends not spent in Greenfield are dull to Stella. We be- 
queath her a parachute that will land only at the Greenfield Air Port. 

Hazel Xeidel is so quiet and small that nobody knows when she is around. Here's 
a bell to hang around her neck so that people will know she is coming. 

The Palmolive Company has asked us to present this contract to Dorothy Chamber- 
lain. She is requested to be their model for that "school-girl complexion" advertisements, 
and to appear on all bill boards far and near. 

To Beatrice Kiley, we present a trunk equipped with an index in which she may file 
all special delivery letters which have worn out the shoes of the mail men plodding up 
Church Street. 

To Helen De Roche we present Denishawn's Manual on the terpsichorean art. 

We present to Margaret MacLeod and Mary Sheehan a special course in bluffing. 
If they only had this at the beginning of school the state would have saved many a kilo- 
watt of electricity. 

The pet hope of Frances Wright and Eleanor Grant is to open an orphanage. There- 
fore we bequeath to both of these girls one filled to the brim with all sizes of Orphan Annies. 
Are they also interested in Daddy Long Legs? 

To Francis Tobin, we leave a ticket to New York and advise her to call on Mr. Zieg- 
field. That will be all that's necessary for us to see her name in the bright lights. 

We leave Anna Groden a pair of stilts so she need not remain so low. The world 
needs people like her on top. 

To Sally Clarke, we bequeath a rope to be used in pulling that old crowd to Sunder- 
land. 

To Esther Mealand, who always arrives ten minutes before breakfast is served, we 
present a magnet to pick up all her tardy students. 

To Antoinette Ruberto the class bequeaths a list of synonyms for her favorite expres- 
sion "absolutely." 

The class presents to Dorothy Hathaway a box of gum tape to hold on to Fannie. 

We bequeath to Edith Grange and Edith Mottram a guardian Angel to guard them in 
Connecticut. 

We bequeath to Bessie Garbose a Boston and Maine Timetable that she may be able 
to visit her many North Adams friends. 

We bequeath to Mary MacDonald a large-sized kitchen cabint. You are all aware 
that Mary likes to be surrounded with plenty of good things to eat. 

To Helene Barrett the class bequeaths a secretary to take care of her engagements 
and appointments. 

To Margaret Coffey the class presents a shadow that will watch over her movements. 

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To Edith Marshall, a hook of car tickets so slit- may attend all social events. 
To Winnie O'Neil and Therese Gamari we leave a brand-new alarm clock guaranteed 
to wake them up in season to reach school on time. 

To Helen O'Gara we leave a political machine so elections will come out to her satis- 
faction. 

To Nan Tadiello, a box of concentrated golf halls so she may inspire awe in the hearts 
of her pupils when they view her height. 

To Mabelle Hicks, a 1910 Ford. 

To Catherine Dailey, a copious supply of ether waves over which to broadcast her 
contagious laughter. 

To Alice Scholz, a new brief case. 

To Dot Chalmers, a speedometer. 

To Adrianna Urbanski, a permanent pass to the Atlas Theatre. 

To Catherine Scott, a temper ruffler. 

To Peg Carlton, Therese Camari's pack of worries, trusting she will not take them too 
seriously. 

To Lil Cleminson we bequeath a broad-casting station so she may air her views. 

To Margaret Karrey, some sticking plaster to help her refrain from giggling in class. 

To Agnes Odell, a pair of stilts with which she may supply the boy friend who fails 
to come up to her standard of height. 

To Mil Ferguson we present applications for double rooms in every boarding house 
so that she may be with Helen. 

To Agnes Patterson, a share in the B. & A. railroad so she may not worry about how 
often she spends week-ends in the vicinity of Stockbridge. 

To Peg ClifTe, a miniature theatre where she may indulge in dramatics to her heart's 
content. 

To Dot Burnett, an anthology of boy friends so she may keep track of her dates. 

To Margery Sands, an air-mail service so she will not have to wait until reaching 
Adams to get the news. 

To Gladys Sime we leave a Fierce-Sparrow which she may use in going to and from 
her rural school in the winter to save her the trouble of wearing so many overcoats. 

To Mabel Schorge, a pair of genuine ball-bearing roller skates so she w r ill no longer 
need to use trolley cars. 

To Ruth Barnes, a volume of the most popular children's poems so she may readily 
respond to requests from a certain "Normy." 

To Annette Witanek, a well equipped library of books of all descriptions so she may 
satisfy her desire for knowledge. 

To Mary Ford, a dial telephone connected with New York so she may call and con- 
verse at any time with (?). 

To Cecile DeBlois we bequeath a supply of dancing partners who will not tread on 
her pedal extremities. 

In witness wdiereof, we, the chosen members of this superior graduating class, do 
hereby affix our honorable signatures. 

(Signed) Helen O'Gara 
Helen e Barrett 
Witness Swinging Doors 

White Lamp Black- 
Cold Steam 

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Class &ong 



Short these years have been, dear Normal, 
Terraced-gardened, country-hilled, 
Spur to loyalty, endeavor, 
Thought-creating, beauty-filled. 

Alma Mater, 

We are bringing, 

Ever singing 

Praise to thee. 

Guided by thy light inspiring, 
Truth has held before thy gates, 
Thou hath fostered, led us, nourished, 
Praise to thee dear Normal, praise. 

Alma Mater, 

We are bringing. 

Ever singing, 

Praise to thee. 

Margaret Karrey 



3top $oem 



Once more, at old time custom's call 
And pressed by memories dear, 
A class is gathered by this wall 
To plant the ivy here. 

'Twill lend to this cold barren stone 
A sense of warmth and grace 
While, by its freshness, shall be thrown 
A softness o'er its face. 

Let us from the ivy learn to cling 
To stronger lives than ours, 
Striving to rise from present things 
To more elusive powers. 

Tf ere its accustomed time, 
Perchance the ivy die, 
Do not to it failure assign, 
Nor the least success deny. 

Life's worth a struggle, though we fail 
To reach the goal of our ideal; 
If we but leave behind a tale 
Of honest toil and earnest zeal. 

Excelsior! let our motto be 

'Till, like the ivy bold, 

By frowning heights and lofty peaks 

Success be ours to hold. 

Marguerite C. Kramer 

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3fop ©ration 

"Today we plant this ivy, 
Beside these walls so dear. 
And in onr hearts fond memories, 
Will linger many a year." 

/"^LASSMATES, how often hefore us the roots of an ivy have been placed beneath the 
^-^ soil around this very place! How many classes have stood where we are standing 
today! The songs have changed; time and customs differ, but the hearts of the planters 
have experienced the same joy which is bursting from us today. 

Observe the tiny emblem which we plant! Will it survive, you ask? Look class-, 
mates, at the ivy of other years. It is climbing high. It is aiming to cover the walls of 
our Alma Mater with its leaves. Oh, that we may heed the true ideals, hope, loyalty, 
and strength of this vine, and pray that its power may be instilled in our hearts. 

The rare old plant! What better could we choose? Its very color symbolizes its 
virtue! It is hope that will carry us on, on to the summit! Oh, Ivy, put upon us your 
indelible stamp that it may be always a reminder of our goal. 

Ivy, is it these lofty hills with which you are competing? Oo you seek a place higher 
than they? Force us to obey that instinct, O Green! 

Spring up and grow! Enfold the walls with memories of us; call out to the world 
our love for our Alma Mater, our thanks to our teachers, our loyalty to one another. 
Be yours then the task, if task it shall be, to force the proud world to listen to thee. 

We are done, rare Ivy green, forget us not. 

Kuthcrinc M . Finn. 



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Junior Clastf 



Lillian Elizabeth Ackerman 

Anna Ballon 

Grace E. Blodgett 

Ruth Bradbury 

Naomi Burnett 

Thelma Card . 

Anna It. Chase 

Carmen Cicchetti 

Gertrude Clark 

Lois Cromack 

Irene DeMarco 

Dorothy I. Donovan 

Margaret Driscoll 

Jessie W. Elphinstone 

Margaret Fitzgerald 

Alice D. Flynn 

Doris Fuller 

Mary Gwodz . 

Florence Hickey 

Evelyn Holloway 

Mary Judge . 

Kathryn Kelly 

Marion Larkin 

Ellen Lafave . 
Georgia W. Lee 
Helen Liebenow 
Mary Mannix 
Dorothy McGee 
Mary McGrath 
Constance M. McKowen 
Christine McLaren . 
Nettie McNaughton 
Kathleen McTigue . 
Viola Mitchell 
Aleta E. North 
Loyola North . 
Margaret Payne 
Alice Pendergast 
Edith Pierce 



Longmeadow 

Petersham 
Bernardston 

Ilinghain Center 

North Adams 

Housatonic 

Bennington, Vt. 

North Adams 

Griswoldville 

Shelburne Falls 

North Adams 

Lenoxdale 

Housatonic 

Ludlow 

Williamstown 

Easthampton 

Montague City 

Adams 

Newtonville 

Cape Cod 

Williamstown 

Springfield 

Great Barrington 

North Adams 

Hadley 

Cummington 

Holyoke 

. Pittsfield 

Adams 

North Adams 

North Adams 

North Adams 

E. Lee 

Hadley 

Orange 

Orange 

North Adams 

Monson 

Greenfield 



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1929 



Susan Pratt 
Cornelia Prindle 
Daisy Rice 
Helen Ritchie 
Emma Rood 
Edith Rosse 
Mary Ryan 
Adeline Sermini 
Esther Sevelius 
Edith L. Shaw 
Elizabeth Smith 
Mary Stickles 
Moll'e E. Stratton 
Lillian Suda 
Kathleen Tatro 
Ruby Totman 
Beatrice M. Vary 
Josephine Wanat 
Evelyn Whitmore 
Merle E. Woodward 



South 



North Adams 

Springfield 

Charlemont 

North Adams 

Canaan, Conn. 

North Adams 

North Adams 

Housatonic 

Athol 

Belchertown 

. Pittsfield 

Van Deusenville 

Millers Falls 

West field 

. Ashfield 

Plymouth, N. Y. 

. Pittsfield 

Easthampton 

Holyoke 

Athol 



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®f)e &tubent Council 



A LTHOl T GH the Student Council is a newly organized group in the North Adams 
■*- *- Normal School, for the few years that it has been working it has accomplished 
many things that have aided the welfare of the school. 

During the year 1928-1929 the Council has decreased in size because of the fact that 
its members decided better work could be done with a smaller group. Now it consists of 
students representing the entire school body. Mr. Venable, the faulty advisor — to 
whom a great deal of thanks and appreciation is extended for his helpfulness — the presi- 
dent of the Council, the presidents of the Senior and Junior Classes, a representative from 
each section of both classes, the president of Taconic Hall, the president of the W. A. A., 
and the editor-in-chief of the Axis. 

Working with the Council are a number of clubs and committees. Among these are: 

The Social Committee, which under an able chairman has been providing the Student 
Body with enjoyable socials during the year. 

The Publicity Committee which also deserves worthy credit for the showing it has 
made this year. The purpose of this committee is to let people know there is a "North 
Adams Normal School," and there is no doubt about its success in doing this. 

The Finance Committee consists of the treasurer of each club, and a chairman dele- 
gated by the Council. During the past year everything has been so systematized that 
there was no chance of making errors. We congratulate this committee on its mathe- 
matical ability! 

The Assembly Committee provides daily, delightful, amusing, and educational pro- 
grams for the school. The chairman of this committee has regulated affairs in a very 
creditable manner this year. It has been arranged that one day a week be set aside for 
Seniors, one for Juniors, one for a special program by a Senior Girl who holds any office, 
one for the Principal, and one for an outside speaker. In all we applaud the work of this 
committee and appreciate the diligent efforts of the chairman. 

The Lunch Room Committee, under its chairman keeps our lunch room in order. We 
admire its system and cleanliness! 

We feel that with all these people working with us that the school has progressed, 
and the Council is ready to be given over to new hands. We extend best wishes of success 
to those who are to continue with this valuable work, and hope they will have an interest- 
ing school year. 






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{Efje ©ramattc Club 

0Uktxi 

President .......... Catherine Dailey 

Vice-President . . . Thelma Flagg 

Secret lory .......... Margaret Carleton 

Treasurer ........... Edith Marshall 

npHE Dramatic Club, although handicapped at the start by the loss of its constitution 
-*- and program, overcame these difficulties and has had a fine year. A new constitution 
was drawn up and a fine program provided. 

One of the most important events of the club year was the visit to the Drury Drama 
Club. This visit, though oft-postponed, was enjoyable and interesting. The play put 
on for the high school club's entertainment was the play presented at the Dramatic Club 
assembly. 

Our meetings have been varied. Some were given over to the readings of plays, 
others to the acting of them, and others to the study of playwrights and their works. 
Those programs most enjoyed were the ones to which Miss Baright contributed. 

The two standing committees, program and social, have been most capable. Much 
praise is also due the temporary officers who served while the regulars were in the training 
school. 

We leave to the Dramatic Club of 1930 and all future clubs sincere wishes for a bigger 
and better club. 



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(glee Club 

Officers; 

President ........... Muriel Emery 

Secretary .......... Margaret Cliffe 

Treasurer .......... Doris Burnett 

Librarians ....... Alice Pendergast and Mary Mannix 

A I ^HE Glee Club met early in our school year and has had regular rehearsals every 
■*- Tuesday afternoon. 

The first outside activity of the Glee Club was at the Christmas Sale of the Congrega- 
tional Church where the girls sang several old Christmas carols from the balcony. 

The morning before we left for our Christmas vacation, the Senior girls awakened 
the Juniors, singing carols in the corridors of the dormitory. Then over ninety girls 
went through the streets caroling beneath the windows of our nearby faculty members. 

Much of our time has been spent in rehearsing for "The Bells of Beaujolais." The 
music and story-content of this operetta leave much for the picturesque imagination. 
Because it is delightful, the girls have enjoyed working on it, even though circumstances 
have made it impossible for the operetta to be given this year. 

The Glee Club was invited to sing in the Adams High School. 

Our last performance was in supplying the music for Graduation Day. 



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Eeabtng Club 



President 

I' ice- President 

Secretary-Treasurer 

Librarian 



Katherine Maley 

Hazel Neidel 

Edna Crompton 

Margaret Payne 



r I "*HE aim of the Reading Club is to encourage interest in and enjoyment of good reading 
■*■ The discussions and other activities have been largely carried on with this end in view. 

Enrollment this year numbers eighteen regular members, two honorary members, 
and Mrs. Eldridge, our faculty advisor, who has been most helpful in suggesting programs 
and other activities. Miss Donelson, also, has lent her assistance to many of our under- 
takings. She and Miss Fraga were elected honorary members at the first regular meeting 
of the year. The club is grateful also to Miss Stacy and Miss Bishop, who have very 
kindly permitted us to use their summer cottage. 

Twelve regular meetings have been held, and they have been enlivened by special 
programs, book reports, and other activities. During Book Week a poster was made for 
use in Mark Hopkins School. On May fifteenth we enjoyed a delightful evening at the 
home of Margaret Payne. The close of the year was celebrated with a picnic. 



Somen's* &tf)lettc gteoctatton 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 
Head of Sports 



Anna Groden 

Agnes Patterson 

Catherine Scott 

Bessie Garbose 

Gladys Kane 



THE W. A. A. surely has fulfilled its highest aim by co-operating with the physical 
director, Miss Weston, in promoting high physical efficiency for all students at 
N. A. N. S. How difficult it was at timea to keep Health Rules! But the number of 
awards shows our persistence. 

Our hikes to Mt. Greylock, Mausert's Pond, Cascade and other noted scenic places of 
the Berkshires, are events that will ever remain in our memories and also in our Scrap 
Book. 

Sports! Our school can boast of a speedy basketball line-up in both Senior and 
Junior Classes. The girls have also indulged in baseball and tennis, and have had the 
privilege of learning to play soccer. 

The final event of the year was a May Day Fete given on the lawn before Taconic 
Hall. At this pageant skill in stunts, apparatus work, and marching were displayed. 
The Seniors and Juniors danced around the Maypole. 



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®i)e <©trl g>cout Club 

President ......... Dorothy Chamberlin 

Vice-President ........ Marguerite Kramer 

Secretary .......... Stella Korehinski 

Treasurer .......... Genie Gleason 

P^HE aim of this club is to acquaint its members with the fundamentals of Scouting so 
-*■ so that they will have some knowledge to use as a background if they ever wish to start 
a troop in school. 

This year we have had only one meeting a month. In that time we have worked 
on the material which is required of a Tenderfoot Scout: — the Scout laws, promise, motto, 
slogan, the pledge, the Star Spangled Banner, respect due the flag, and knot-tying. 



©fje Current Cbents; Club 

' I ^HE newly-formed Current Events Club held its first meeting early in September and 
-*- organized under the direction of Mr. Eldridge, electing the following officers: 
President .......... Mildred Watson 

Secretary ........... Mae Meehan 

Treasurer .......... Margaret Cliffe 

Throughout the year, we have participated in numerous debates, both in the Assem- 
bly Hall and Economics Class. 

This club has endeavored to promote a general interest in current topics among the 
students at the school. 

As a very small group, we hope that interest will grow and this club will be one of the 
leading extra-curricular activities at N. A. N. S. 



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"<Kf)e gccommobator" 

lVF AY 17, 1929! What a night for the Class of 1929! Then, those gifted with dramatic 
!■*■*■ ability performed behind the footlights in such a manner as to bring praise to them 
and to their class. But, what could they have done without their coach, Miss Baright, 
whose plays have always been successful, without the committees who arranged for the 
stage furnishings, the selling of tickets, the advertising; and without the whole-hearted 
support of their classmates and Junior sisters? 

Proud were we indeed of our girls who proved themselves to be such able and clever 
actresses and "actors." 

The cast: 
Captain Tom Braithwaite, a dignified young English Officer, who wasn't so slow after all 

Ruth M. Gennett 
Captain Fred Little, a breezy American officer, who had a little misunderstanding 

Doris E. Burnett 
Mr. Bob Greene, a good-natured young business man who played the host Thelma F. Flagg 
Mr. Franklin Abbott, an obliging, worthwhile neighbor with a rather brusque manner 

Catherine O. Scott 
Mrs. Doris Greene, an attractive young matron, Captain Little's sister, who entertained under 

difficulties Edith M. Mottram 

Mrs. Sally Abbott, a neighbor who proved herself a true friend . Frances H. Tobin 

Patience Little (Patty), a mischievous, pretty schoolgirl who managed to make things hum 

Gladys E. Kane 
Helen Braithwaite, a sweet, dignified English girl, engaged to Captain Little 

Marie A. Souza 
Hope Dunbar, a sister of Mrs. Abbott. Hope is still hoping Marguerite C. Kramer 

Hyacinth, a loquacious colored maid ...... Helene A. Barrett 



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BASKETBALL has been a very popular sport at X. A. X. S. this winter. 
After Thanksgiving, practices were held almost every day in the week. Section 
teams were then chosen and a schedule of games was arranged. Much interest was shown 
in the games, and teams were loyally supported, especially when Seniors were playing 
against Juniors. 

After the schedule was completed, the class teams were chosen, two from the Senior 
class, and two from the Junior class. Then the great games began! Although the Senior 
First Team worked very hard, luck seemed to be against them and the Juniors came out 
victorious. In the contest between the Second Teams, fate was kinder to the upper class, 
so that a third game, which '29 won, had to be played. 



Anna Groden 
Margaret Coffey 
Cecile De Blois 



Sue Petcin 
Catherine Scott 
Betty Costello 
Mildred Watson 



SEXIOR FIRST TEAM 

Gladys Kane, Captain 

Mildred Ferguson 
Edith Mottrom 
Marien Jordan 

SEXIOR SECOXD TEAM 

Mae Meehan, Captain 

Helen De Roche 
Margaret MacLeod 
Antoinette Ruberto 
Elsie Halonen 
Harriet South wick 



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Tl* ONLY U5 




First Arrivals 



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0ut perfect <§td Moulti J^abe: 

Beatrice Kiley's hair, 

Sue Petcen's eyes, 

Gertrude Ryan's nose, 

Gertrude Ryan's mouth, 

Beatrice Kiley's teeth, 

Dorothy Chamberlin's complexion, 

Marien Jordan's hands, 

Hazel Belliveau's arms, 

Mildred Ferguson's build, 

Francis Tohin's legs. 



I u£t Smagme (M ffou Can) : 

Mr. Smith without an illustration. 

Miss Perry without a good idea. 

Mr. Holmes refusing an argument. 

Miss Jenkins opposed to the rural life. 

Miss Donelson talking aloud in the library. 

Miss Pearson not seeing the beauty in Nature. 

Mr. Eldridge not advising a sandtable. 

Mr. Venable without the Horace Mann Course of Study. 

Miss Sholes refusing to give help. 

Miss Baright forgetting the next line of a poem. 

Miss Owens in a bad humor. 

Mr. Cummings giving assignments. 

Miss Weston without a pianist. 

Miss Allyn too busy to help us. 

Miss Ferguson having too much leisure time. 



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Wngfi! Me ifreber £>ee at i£. a. jfc. &. 

Fran Tobin in a hurry. 

Catherine Scott with a grouch. 

Margaret Karrey worrying. 

Peg Cliffe at a loss for entertainment. 

Lucie Pritchard without an opinion. 

Ruth Gennett allowing frivolity at class meetings. 

Frances Wright unprepared. 

Dot Burnett not looking for a letter. 

Winnie O'Neil with nothing to say. 

Muriel Emery saying "I don't know." 

Ruth Barnes missing a joke. 

Helen O'Gara too bashful to speak. 

Mary Ford looking untidy. 

Mil Ferguson with tears in her eyes. 

Genie Gleason causing a disturbance. 

Babe Odell dieting. 

Betty Costello lost in thought. 

Margaret MacLeod unable to speak. 

Glad Kane feeling melancholy. 

Glad Sime without Peg Cliffe. 



Ifjo g>apg: 

I don't know. 

Mind you. 

Yes, lady dear. 

Will you just give attention here for a minute girls? 

Right away quick. 

When you get into your own school. 

We will hold our pencils, so. 



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Speaking of Service 

Analyze that word "Service." It 
includes everything you have a 
right to expect from any store; ser- 
vice in merchandise, upholding the 
highest quality standard for any 
item; fair prices and the best pos- 
sible values for our customers; per- 
sonal attention to every order and 
request, so that each individual 
customer is served as if he or she 
were our only customer. 

It's a matter of pride with us 
and we should be glad to have you 
tell us what we can do to make our 
service to you more complete. 

Boston Store 

North Adams, Mass. 


Compliments 
of 

Apothecary 
Hall 


Rice's Drug Store 

Corner of Main and 
Eagle Streets 


r^Ai i i nn You Can Aiwa y s De - 

V//xJ— iLj 1 \J\J pend on the 

City Taxi 

for prompt service and correct charge. 

Trunks and baggage properly 

handled. Phone 100 

37 MAIN STREET 

Opp. Richmond Hotel H. H. Kronick, Mgr. 


The Hosiery and 
Glove Shoppe 

113 1-2 Main Street North Adams 


Compliments of 

Sanford Studio 

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Kronick's 
Family Shoe Store 

19 Eagle Street 


Sam Hirsh — Drug Store 

Eagle Street 

& 


Grant & Walker 

"The House of Good Drugs" 

Richmond Hotel Block 
North Adams 


Kwahtee Gift Shoppe 

Main Street 
North Adams, Mass. 


The Orchid Beauty Shoppe 

LOTTIE M. HARRIMAN 

Specializing in Permanent Waving 

and Body Culture 

Expert Operators in all Lines 

of Beauty Culture 

31 BANK ST. - - - NO. ADAMS 

Telephone 2409 


Compliments of 

Litchfield Cleaners and 
Dyers 

14 ASHLAND ST., NO. ADAMS 


The Central 
Hair Dressing Parlor 

ALBERT SALERNO 

We make a specialty of Hair Cutting for 
Ladies and Gentlemen 

% 

ny 2 MAIN ST..- NO. ADAMS 


Compliments of 

Rougeau's Hairdressing 
Shops 

$ 

12 Ashland St., North Adams, Mass. 
Telephone 1039-M 



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Compliments of 

M. LURIE & CO. 



Complete Outfitters 

to Women and 
Girls 



We have a wonderful selection 

of appropriate gifts for 

the graduate 



Compliments of 

C. Quadland's Sons 
FLOWERS 

for all occasions 




39 Main Street 
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



Martin's Book Store 

Bank Street 
NO. ADAMS, MASS. 



Monarch Restaurant 

MAIN STREET 



Boston Fruit Market 

Corner of Ashland and Main Streets 



J. A. Ziter 

Groceries, Fruit, Candy 
Soda and Ice Cream 



ASHLAND ST. 



NO. ADAMS 



Compliments of 

Michael Ruberto's Market 



PITTSFIELD 



MASSACHUSETTS 



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Eagle Printing 
and Binding Co. 

OUR SPECIALTY 

IS PRINTING FOR 

SCHOOLS AND 

COLLEGES 




Flatiron Building Eagle Square 

Pittsfield, Massachusetts 

We Printed and Bound 
This Book 



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